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A Turbulent Time The French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean

by David Barry Gaspar

Part of the Blacks in the Diaspora Series

A Turbulent Time The French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean Synopsis

Stimulating, incisive, insightful, sometimes revisionist, this volume is required reading for historians of comparative colonialism in an age of revolution. -Choice [An] eminently original and intellectually exciting book. -William and Mary Quarterly This volume examines several slave societies in the Greater Caribbean to illustrate the pervasive and multi-layered impact of the revolutionary age on the region. Built precariously on the exploitation of slave labor, organized according to the doctrine of racial discrimination, the plantation colonies were particularly vulnerable to the message of the French Revolution, which proved all the more potent because it coincided with the emergence of the antislavery movement in the Atlantic world and interacted with local traditions of resistance among the region's slaves, free coloreds, and white colonists.

A Turbulent Time The French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean Press Reviews

Stimulating, incisive, insightful, sometimes revisionist, this volume is required reading for historians of comparative colonialism in an age of revolution. Choice An eminently original and intellectually exciting book. William and Mary Quarterly ... excellent ... While some anthologies suffer from unevenness and lack a coherent center, A Turbulent Time is a series of nine well-written essays whose whole is the sum of its parts. The Journal of American History Anyone who wants to thoroughly understand the period in question should own this book. Caribbean Historical & Genealogical Journal All of the essays are beautifully crafted and researched and analytically rigorous. It is destined to become an instant classic, inspiring historians of slavery to even greater heights of research and analysis. H-Net Reviews

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253210869
Publication date: 25th January 2003
Author: David Barry Gaspar
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 280 pages
Categories: General & world history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About David Barry Gaspar

David Barry Gaspar, Professor of History at Duke University, is the author of Bondmen and Rebels, co-editor of More Than Chattel, and author of many articles about the African diaspora. David Patrick Geggus, Professor of History at the University of Florida, is the author of Haitian Revolutionary Studies (IU Press) and Slavery, War, and Revolution.

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