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The Resource The colonial system unveiled, by Baron de Vastey ; translated and edited by Chris Bongie

The colonial system unveiled, by Baron de Vastey ; translated and edited by Chris Bongie

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The colonial system unveiled
Title
The colonial system unveiled
Statement of responsibility
by Baron de Vastey ; translated and edited by Chris Bongie
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
<p>Long neglected in mainstream history books, the Haitian Revolution (1791{u2013}1804) is now being claimed across a range of academic disciplines as an event of world-historical importance. The former slaves{u2019} victory over their French masters and the creation of the independent nation of Haiti in 1804 is being newly heralded not only as a seminal moment in the transnational formation of the {u2018}black Atlantic{u2019} but as the most far-reaching manifestation of {u2018}Radical Enlightenment{u2019}.</p><br> The best known Haitian writer to emerge in the years after the revolution is Baron de Vastey (1781{u2013}1820), who authored over ten books and pamphlets between 1814 and his murder in 1820. His first and most incendiary work, Le système colonial dévoilé (1814), provides a moving invocation of the horrors of slavery in pre-revolutionary Saint-Domingue. Its trailblazing critique of colonialism anticipates by over a hundred years the anticolonial politics (and poetics) of Césaire, Fanon, and Sartre. <p></p><br> Translated here for the first time, Vastey{u2019}s forceful unveiling of the colonial system will be compulsory reading for scholars across the humanities.<br> <p></p>
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-1820?
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Vastey, Pompée-Valentin
Dewey number
972.9403
Index
index present
LC call number
F1923
LC item number
.V3713 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Bongie, Chris
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  • Vastey, Pompée-Valentin
  • Slavery
  • Haiti
Label
The colonial system unveiled, by Baron de Vastey ; translated and edited by Chris Bongie
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Baron de Vastey and Post/Revolutionary Haiti -- Jean Louis Vastey (1781-1820): A biographical sketch -- Introduction -- (1820) Death of a scribe -- (1814): The colonial system restored -- (1814-2014): Reading the Protean text -- The colonial system unveiled -- Supplementary Essays -- Monstrous testimony: Baron de Vastey and the politics of Black memory / Marlene Daul -- Abolition, sentiment, and the problem of agency in Le système colonial dévoilé / Doris Garraway -- Memories of development: Le système colonial dévoilé and the performance of literacy / Chris Bongie -- Afterword: Vastey and the system of colonial violence / Nick Nesbitt
Control code
CR9781781385937
Extent
1 online resource (x, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385937
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The colonial system unveiled, by Baron de Vastey ; translated and edited by Chris Bongie
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Baron de Vastey and Post/Revolutionary Haiti -- Jean Louis Vastey (1781-1820): A biographical sketch -- Introduction -- (1820) Death of a scribe -- (1814): The colonial system restored -- (1814-2014): Reading the Protean text -- The colonial system unveiled -- Supplementary Essays -- Monstrous testimony: Baron de Vastey and the politics of Black memory / Marlene Daul -- Abolition, sentiment, and the problem of agency in Le système colonial dévoilé / Doris Garraway -- Memories of development: Le système colonial dévoilé and the performance of literacy / Chris Bongie -- Afterword: Vastey and the system of colonial violence / Nick Nesbitt
Control code
CR9781781385937
Extent
1 online resource (x, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385937
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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