The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade

The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade

by Christopher L. Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822341271

ISBN-13: 9780822341277

Pub. Date: 01/11/2008

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Historical and literary study of the French slave trade and the culture it created and left in its wake in France, Africa, and the Caribbean.

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Historical and literary study of the French slave trade and the culture it created and left in its wake in France, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341277
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/11/2008
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................xv
PART ONE THE FRENCH ATLANTIC....................3
ONE Introduction....................40
TWO Around the Triangle....................62
THREE The Slave Trade in the Enlightenment....................83
Revolution, Abolitionist Translation, Sentiment (1783-1823)....................99
FIVE Gendering Abolitionism....................109
SIX Olympe de Gouges, "Earwitness to the Ills of America"....................141
SEVEN Madame de Staël, Mirza, and Pauline: Atlantic Memories....................158
EIGHT Duras and Her Ourika, "The Ultimate House Slave"....................174
Restoration, Abolition, Entertainment....................179
NINE Tamango around the Atlantic: Concatenations of Revolt....................246
TEN Forget Haiti: Baron Roger and the New Africa....................274
Homosociality, Reckoning, and Recognition in Eugène Sue's Atar-Gull....................300
PART FOUR THE TRIANGLE FROM "BELOW"....................325
THIRTEEN Césaire, Glissant, Condé: Reimagining the Atlantic....................364
FOURTEEN African "Silence"....................385
Conclusion: Reckoning, Reparation, and the Value of Fictions....................391
Notes....................527
Selected Bibliography....................547

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