Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica

Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica

by Mimi Sheller

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Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica by Mimi Sheller

Mimi Sheller's ground-breaking comparative study analyzes the struggle for freedom and democracy in two Caribbean societies in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery.
Pairing the revolutionary Republic of Haiti with the British colony of Jamaica, the author shows how peasants in the 19th-century Caribbean developed a radical critique of elite liberalism and constructed an alternative Pan-Caribbean African identity. Comparing two major peasant rebellions and the relation between them, she describes how Haitian and Jamaican survivors of slavery contributed to the making of democracy in the West.

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ISBN-13: 9780813018836
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 02/07/2001
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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