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The Resource You are all free : the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery, Jeremy D. Popkin

You are all free : the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery, Jeremy D. Popkin

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You are all free : the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery
Title
You are all free
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the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy D. Popkin
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Language
eng
Summary
"The abolitions of slavery in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue in 1793 and in revolutionary France in 1794 were the first dramatic blows against an institution that had shaped the Atlantic world for three centuries and affected the lives of millions of people. Based on extensive archival research, You Are All Free provides the first complete account of the dramatic events that led to these epochal decrees, and also to the destruction of Cap Francais, the richest city in the French Caribbean, and to the first refugee crisis in the United States. Taking issue with earlier accounts that claim that Saint-Domingue's slaves freed themselves, or that French revolutionaries abolished slavery as part of a general campaign for universal human rights, the book shows that abolition was the result of complex and often paradoxical political struggles on both sides of the Atlantic that have frequently been misunderstood by earlier scholars"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1948-
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Popkin, Jeremy D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Haiti
  • Slavery
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You are all free : the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery, Jeremy D. Popkin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the journée of 20 June 1793 in Cap Français and the abolition of slavery -- 1. A colony in revolution -- 2. Municipal revolution in a colonial city -- 3. French Jacobins and Saint-Domingue colonists -- 4. Creating revolutionary government in the tropics -- 5. A model republican general -- 6. The powder keg explodes -- 7. Freedom and fire -- 8. The road to general emancipation -- 9. Saint-Domingue in the United States -- 10. The decree of 16 Pluviôse An II -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn637038955
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 422 p.
Isbn
9780521731942
Lccn
2010023058
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
You are all free : the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery, Jeremy D. Popkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the journée of 20 June 1793 in Cap Français and the abolition of slavery -- 1. A colony in revolution -- 2. Municipal revolution in a colonial city -- 3. French Jacobins and Saint-Domingue colonists -- 4. Creating revolutionary government in the tropics -- 5. A model republican general -- 6. The powder keg explodes -- 7. Freedom and fire -- 8. The road to general emancipation -- 9. Saint-Domingue in the United States -- 10. The decree of 16 Pluviôse An II -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn637038955
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 422 p.
Isbn
9780521731942
Lccn
2010023058
Other physical details
ill., maps

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