Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution

Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution

by Sibylle Fischer, Sibylle Fischer, Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822332523

ISBN-13: 9780822332527

Pub. Date: 04/30/2004

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

A study of the ways that knowledge of the slave revolt in Haiti was denied/repressed/disavowed within the network of slave-owning states and plantation societies of the New World, and the effects and meaning of this disavowal.

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A study of the ways that knowledge of the slave revolt in Haiti was denied/repressed/disavowed within the network of slave-owning states and plantation societies of the New World, and the effects and meaning of this disavowal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822332527
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Series:
John Hope Franklin Center Book Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : truncations of modernity1
Pt. ICuba
1The deadly hermeneutics of the trial of Jose Antonio Aponte41
2Civilization and barbarism : Cuban wall painting57
3Beyond national culture, the abject : the case of Placido77
4Cuban antislavery narratives and the origins of literary discourse107
Pt. IISanto Domingo / the Dominican Republic
5Memory, trauma, history131
6Guilt and betrayal in Santo Domingo155
7What do the Haitians want?169
8Fictions of literary history180
Pt. IIISaint Domingue / Haiti
9Literature and the theater of revolution201
10"General liberty, or the planters in Paris"214
11Foundational fictions : postrevolutionary constitutions I227
12Life in the kingdom of the north245
13Liberty and reason of state : postrevolutionary constitutions II260
App. AImperial constitution of Haiti, 1805275

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