Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue
By (author) John Garrigus
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Before Haiti by John Garrigus
Book DescriptionPlease note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This book details how France's most profitable plantation colony became Haiti, Latin America's first independent nation, through an uprising by slaves and the largest and wealthiest free population of people of African descent in the New World. Garrigus explains the origins of this free colored class, exposes the ways its members supported and challenged slavery, and examines how they shaped a new 'American' identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403971401
(216mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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The Haitian Revolution was the first successful slave rebellion, establishing Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the world. In this broad selection of documents the authors clarify the complex issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean.
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Author Biography - John Garrigus
JOHN GARRIGUS is Professor of History, Jacksonville University, USA.
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