The Libertine Colony: Creolization in the Early French Caribbean / Edition 1

The Libertine Colony: Creolization in the Early French Caribbean / Edition 1

by Doris L Garraway
     
 

Explores the founding discourses of race, hybridity, savagery, and degenercy in the seventeenth and eighteenth century French Caribbean, in particular the way many of these discourses were used to describe French settlers.

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Explores the founding discourses of race, hybridity, savagery, and degenercy in the seventeenth and eighteenth century French Caribbean, in particular the way many of these discourses were used to describe French settlers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822334651
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
A John Hope Franklin Center Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Introduction: Creolization in the Old Regime 1

1. Border of Violence, Border of Desire: The French and the Island Caribs 39

2. Domestication and the White Noble Savage 93

3. Creolization and the Spirit World: Demons, Violence, and the Body 146

4. The Libertine Colony: Desire, Miscegenation, and the Law 194

5. Race, Reproduction, and Family Romance in Saint-Domingue 240

Conclusion 293

Notes 299

Works Cited 371

Index 401

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