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Author Garrigus, John D.

Title Before Haiti : race and citizenship in French Saint-Domingue / John D. Garrigus.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

LocationUniM Bail High Use 
Call No.305.80097294 GARR

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Edition 1st ed.
Physical description x, 396 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Series Americas in the early modern Atlantic world.
Americas in the early modern Atlantic world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-380) and index.
Contents 1. The development of Creole society on the colonial frontier -- 2. Race and class in Creole society : Saint-Domingue in the 1760s -- 3. Freedom, slavery, and the French colonial state -- 4. Reform and revolt after the Seven Years' War -- 5. Citizenship and racism in the new public sphere -- 6. The rising economic power of free people of color in the 1780s -- 7. Proving free colored virtue -- 8. Free people of color in the southern peninsula and the origins of the Haitian Revolution, 1789-1791 -- 9. Revolution and republicanism in Aquin Parish.
Summary "In 1804, French Saint-Domingue became the independent nation of Haiti after the most successful slave uprising in world history. When the Haitian Revolution broke out, the colony was home to the largest and wealthiest free population of African descent in the New World. Before Haiti explains the origins of this free colored class, exposes the ways its members both supported and challenged slavery, and examines how that created their own New World identity from 1760 to 1804."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Racism -- Haiti -- History.
Racially mixed people -- Haiti -- History.
Blacks -- Haiti -- History.
Haiti -- Politics and government -- To 1791.
Haiti -- Race relations.
ISBN 1403971404 (alk. paper)
9781403971401