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Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800, (electronic book)

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Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800
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Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800
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  • From 1795 through 1800, a series of revolts rocked Curaçao, a small but strategically located Dutch colony just off the South American contintent. A combination of internal and external factors produced these uprisings, in which free and enslaved islanders particiapted with various objectives. A major slave revolt in August 1795 was the opening salvo for these tumultuous five years. While this revolt is a well-known episode in Curaçaoan history, its wider Caribbean and Atlantic context is much less known. Also lacking are studies sketching a clear picture of the turbulent five years that followed. It is in these dark corners that this volume aims to shed light. The events discussed in this book fall squarely within the Age of Revolutions, the period that began with the onset of the American Revolution in 1775, was punctuated by the demise of the ancien régime in France, saw the establishment of a black state in Haiti, and witnessed the collapse of Spanish rule in mainland America. All of these revolutions seemed to converge by the late eighteenth century in Curaçao. The seven contributions in this volume provide new insights in the nature of slave resistance in the Age of Revolutions, the remarkable flows of people and ideas in the late eighteenth-century Caribbean, and the unique local history of Curaçao. Wim Klooster is Associate Professor at Clark University in Worcester (MA), USA. His most recent book is Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History (2009). Gert Oostindie is Director of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and Professor of History at Leiden University
  • Subject term: Humanities
  • Subject term: Caribbean
  • Subject term: Curaçao
  • Subject term: Slavery
  • Subject term: Revolts
  • Subject term: Colonial politics
  • Subject term: Revolution
  • Subject term: Slave rebellion
  • Subject term: Caribisch
  • Subject term: Slavernij
  • Subject term: Opstand
  • Subject term: Koloniale politiek
  • Subject term: Revolutie
  • Subject term: Slaven opstand
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  • Klooster, Wim
  • Oostindie, Gert
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  • Slave insurrections
  • Curaçao
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Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800, (electronic book)
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9789067183802
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Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
393490
Dimensions
other
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1 electronic resource (X, 180 p p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183802
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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unknown
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unknown
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