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Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aime Cesaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition (Hardback)

John Patrick Walsh

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ISBN 10: 0253006279 / ISBN 13: 9780253006271
Edité par Indiana University Press, United States, 2013
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aime Cesaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the French Caribbean: the revolution that freed the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1803 and the departmentalization of Martinique and other French colonies in 1946. Walsh emphasizes the connections between these events and the distinct legacies of emancipation that emerged through the narratives of revolution and nationhood passed on to successive generations. Part one concerns Toussaint s grasp of the limits of French Republicanism and his repositioning of the doctrine of the rights of man over against national sovereignty. Part two focuses on Cesaire s reading of Toussaint as he confronted the issue of assimilation into the French Republic. By re-examining these figures in light of their multi-layered narratives, the book offers a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary problem of free and French in the Caribbean. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780253006271

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Titre : Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint ...

Éditeur : Indiana University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Patrick Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aimé Césaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the French Caribbean: the revolution that freed the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1803 and the departmentalization of Martinique and other French colonies in 1946. Walsh emphasizes the connections between these events and the distinct legacies of emancipation in the narratives of revolution and nationhood passed on to successive generations. By reexamining Louverture and Césaire in light of their multilayered narratives, the book offers a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary phenomenon of "free and French" in the Caribbean.

About the Author:

John Patrick Walsh is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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