The Resource A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804, Laurent Dubois, (electronic resource)

A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804, Laurent Dubois, (electronic resource)

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A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804
Title
A colony of citizens
Title remainder
revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Dubois
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Language
eng
Summary
The idea of universal rights is often understood as the product of Europe, but as Laurent Dubois demonstrates, it was profoundly shaped by the struggle over slavery and citizenship in the French Caribbean. Dubois examines this Caribbean revolution by focusing on Guadeloupe, where, in the early 1790s, insurgents on the island fought for equality and freedom and formed alliances with besieged Republicans. In 1794, slavery was abolished throughout the French Empire, ushering in a new colonial order in which all people, regardless of race, were entitled to the same rights. But French administrators on the island combined emancipation with new forms of coercion and racial exclusion, even as newly freed slaves struggled for a fuller freedom. In 1802, the experiment in emancipation was reversed and slavery was brutally reestablished, though rebels in Saint-Domingue avoided the same fate by defeating the French and creating an independent Haiti. The political culture of republicanism, Dubois argues, was transformed through this transcultural and transatlantic struggle for liberty and citizenship. The slaves-turned-citizens of the French Caribbean expanded the political possibilities of the Enlightenment by giving new and radical content to the idea of universal rights
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1971-
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Dubois, Laurent
Dewey number
326/.8/0972976
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Electronic books
  • Slaves
  • Slave insurrections
  • West Indies, French
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adult
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A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804, Laurent Dubois, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807839027
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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11709886
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MWT11709886
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804, Laurent Dubois, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807839027
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11709886
Publisher number
MWT11709886
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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