Slave Revolution in the Caribbean 1789-1804
A Brief History with Documents
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Slave Revolution in the Caribbean 1789-1804 by Laurent Dubois
Book DescriptionThe Haitian Revolution was the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. In this broad selection of documents, the authors clarify for students the complex political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312415013
(208mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Laurent Dubois
Critique of Black Reason, Paperback (March 2017)
Eminent critic Achille Mbembe reevaluates history and racism, offering a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness-from the Atlantic slave trade to the present-to show how the conjoining of the biological fiction of race with definitions of Blackness have been and continue to be used to uphold oppression.
Banjo, Hardback (March 2016)
American slaves drew on memories of African musical traditions to construct instruments from carved-out gourds covered with animal skin. Providing a sense of rootedness, solidarity, and consolation, banjo picking became an essential part of black plantation life, and its unmistakable sound remains versatile and enduring today, Laurent Dubois shows.
Haiti, Paperback (January 2013)
Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. In this book, the author depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 rebellion: the crushing indemnities imposed by the former French rulers, which initiated a cycle of debt.
Soccer Empire, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Laurent Dubois
Illuminates the connections between soccer empire and sport by tracing the story of World Cup soccer, from the Cup's French origins in the 1930s to Africa and the Caribbean and back again. This title recounts the lives of two of soccer's most electrifying players, Zidane and his outspoken teammate, Lilian Thuram.
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Author Biography - Laurent Dubois
LAURENT DUBOIS is Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University, USA. JOHN D. GARRIGUS is Professor of History, Jacksonville University, USA.
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