Colony of Citizens Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804

ISBN-10: 0807855367
ISBN-13: 9780807855362
Edition: 2004
Authors: Laurent Dubois
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 3/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

The idea of universal rights is often understood as the product of Europe, but as Laurent Dubois demonstrates, it was profoundly shaped by the struggle over slavery and citizenship in the French Caribbean. Dubois examines this Caribbean revolution by focusing on Guadeloupe, where, in the early 1790s, insurgents on the island fought for equality and freedom and formed alliances with besieged Republicans. In 1794, slavery was abolished throughout the French Empire, ushering in a new colonial order in which all people, regardless of race, were entitled to the same rights. But French administrators on the island combined emancipation with new forms of coercion and racial exclusion, even as newly freed slaves struggled for a fuller freedom. In 1802, the experiment in emancipation was reversed and slavery was brutally reestablished, though rebels in Saint-Domingue avoided the same fate by defeating the French and creating an independent Haiti. The political culture of republicanism, Dubois argues, was transformed through this transcultural and transatlantic struggle for liberty and citizenship. The slaves-turned-citizens of the French Caribbean expanded the political possibilities of the Enlightenment by giving new and radical content to the idea of universal rights.

Acknowledgments
Maps and Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction
Prophecy, Revolt, & Emancipation, 1787-1794
Insurrection and the Language of Rights
A Social Cartography
Prophetic Rumor
The Insurgent Republic
The Arrival of Emancipation
The Meaning of Citizenship, 1794-1798
Making Slaves Citizens
Worthy of the Nation
War and Emancipation
The Mark of Freedom
The Revolution's Spiral
The Promise of Revolution
The Boundaries of the Republic, 1798-1804
The Road to Matouba
Defending the Republic
The New Imperial Order
"Vivre libre ou mourir!"
The Exiled Republic
Epilogue
Chronology
Glossary of French Terms
Index

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