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A Turbulent Time
     

A Turbulent Time

by David Barry Gaspar (Editor), David Patrick Geggus (Editor)
 
The French banning of racial discrimination in 1792 and abolition of slavery in 1794 were milestones in American history. This volume examines developments within several societies in the Greater Caribbean during the French Revolutionary period to illustrate the pervasive and multi-layered impact of that and other revolutions on the region.


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The French banning of racial discrimination in 1792 and abolition of slavery in 1794 were milestones in American history. This volume examines developments within several societies in the Greater Caribbean during the French Revolutionary period to illustrate the pervasive and multi-layered impact of that and other revolutions on the region.


About the Author:
David Barry Gaspar, Professor of History at Duke University, is the author of Bondmen and Rebels, co-editor of More Than Chattel, and author of several articles about the African diaspora. David Patrick Geggus, Professor of History at the University of Florida, is the author of Slavery, War, and Revolution and of more than 60 scholarly articles concerning slavery and the Caribbean.

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"[An] eminently original and intellectually exciting book."
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To help understand the cultural history (and implicitly, the context of current events) of the former European colonial Caribbean nations such as Cuba and Haiti (nee the French colony of Saint Domingue), and that of the "Plantation America" Caribbean-oriented states of Louisiana and Florida, Gaspar (Duke U.), Geggus (U. of Florida), and six other contributors analyze the institution of slavery in this tropical zone and its late 18th-early 19th century vanquishing. Indigenous military and legislative self-liberation and striving toward racial equality, fomented by the liberating attitudes of the French Revolution, in turn, further impacted regional integration. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253332479
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

David Barry Gaspar, Professor of History at Duke University, is the author of Bondmen and Rebels, co-editor of More Than Chattel, and author of many articles about the African diaspora.

David Patrick Geggus, Professor of History at the University of Florida, is the author of Haitian Revolutionary Studies (IU Press) and Slavery, War, and Revolution.

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