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

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

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The colonial system unveiled
Title
The colonial system unveiled
Statement of responsibility
by Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Long neglected in mainstream history books, the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) is now being claimed across a range of academic disciplines as an event of world-historical importance. The former slaves' 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 'black Atlantic' but as the most far-reaching manifestation of 'Radical Enlightenment'. The best known Haitian writer to emerge in the years after the revolution is Baron de Vastey (1781-1820), 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. Translated here for the first time, Vastey's forceful unveiling of the colonial system will be compulsory reading for scholars across the humanities. -- Publisher's description
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UKMGB
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Système colonial dévoilé
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1781-1820
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Vastey, Pompée-Valentin
Illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • coats of arms
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the original French
Literary form
non fiction
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Bongie, Chris
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  • France
  • Slavery
  • Colonies
  • Haiti
  • Vastey, Pompée-Valentin
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The colonial system unveiled, by Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-319) and index
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Preface: Baron de Vastey and Post/Revolutionary Haiti -- Jean Louis Vastey (1781-1820): A biographical sketch -- Introduction -- I. (1820): Death of a scribe -- II. (1814):The colonial system restored -- III. (1814-2014): Reading the Protean text -- Notes to introduction -- The Colonial system unveiled -- Notes to 'The Colonial system unveiled' -- Supplementary essays -- 1. Monstrous testimony: Baron de Vastey and the politics of black memory / Marlene Daut -- 2. Abolition, sentiment, and the problem of agency in 'Le système colonial dévoilé' / Doris Garraway -- 3. Memories of development: 'Le système colonial dévoilé' and the performance of literacy / Chris Bongie -- 5. Afterword: Vastey and the system of colonial violence / Nick Nesbitt -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn870426397
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 329 p.
Isbn
9781781380314
Other physical details
coat of arms, facsims.
Label
The colonial system unveiled, by Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-319) and index
Contents
List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Preface: Baron de Vastey and Post/Revolutionary Haiti -- Jean Louis Vastey (1781-1820): A biographical sketch -- Introduction -- I. (1820): Death of a scribe -- II. (1814):The colonial system restored -- III. (1814-2014): Reading the Protean text -- Notes to introduction -- The Colonial system unveiled -- Notes to 'The Colonial system unveiled' -- Supplementary essays -- 1. Monstrous testimony: Baron de Vastey and the politics of black memory / Marlene Daut -- 2. Abolition, sentiment, and the problem of agency in 'Le système colonial dévoilé' / Doris Garraway -- 3. Memories of development: 'Le système colonial dévoilé' and the performance of literacy / Chris Bongie -- 5. Afterword: Vastey and the system of colonial violence / Nick Nesbitt -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn870426397
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 329 p.
Isbn
9781781380314
Other physical details
coat of arms, facsims.

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