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498 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Zones of slave-based development and of slave resistance, c. 1770
  • Slavery and the West
  • Empires and plantations. The Spanish conquest : destruction, enslavement, and the Baroque ; Mercantile empire and the slave plantation : Brazil leads, the Dutch, English, and French refine the formula ; Plantation hierarchy, social order, and the Atlantic system
  • The subversive boom. Slavery and industrialization ; Black aspirations and the 'Picaresque Proletariat' ; The planters back colonial revolt ; From the critique of slavery to the abolitionist movement
  • The Haitian pivot. Haitians claim the rights of man ; Results and prospects I : slave-trade abolition ; Results and prospects II : Latin America
  • The age of abolition. Abolitionism advances, but slavery is resurgent ; Anti-slavery : its scope, character and appeal ; The keys to emancipation ; The spiral path : ambiguous victories, contested legacies.
The acclaimed historian of slavery Robin Blackburn presents a novel interpretation of slavery and emancipation in the Americas, tracing the importance of the peculiar institutionA" to the Rise of the WestA" as well as to the discourse of human rights that looms large in local and global politics today. Arguing that watershed events--led or defined by key figures such as Thomas Paine, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Louis Pierrot, Thomas Clarkson, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and Antonio Bento--played a pivotal role not only in the emergence of abolitionist ideas but also in shaping the West, The American Crucible provides a thorough, engaging account of the oppressive regimes of the New World. Blackburn shows how the history of slavery and the movements of opposition helped to forge the political and social ideals we live by today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844675692 20160605
Green Library
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01
xviii, 371 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. The argument: mosquito determinism and its limits-- 2. Atlantic empires and Caribbean ecology-- 3. Deadly fevers, deadly doctors-- Part II. Imperial Mosquitoes: 4. From Recife to Kourou: yellow fever takes hold, 1620-1764-- 5. Cartagena and Havana: yellow fever rampant-- Part III. Revolutionary Mosquitoes: 6. Lord Cornwallis vs. anopheles quadrimaculatus, 1780-1781-- 7. Revolutionary fevers: Haiti, New Granada, and Cuba, 1790-1898-- 8. Epilogue: vector and virus vanquished.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521452861 20160528
This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Surinam and the Chesapeake - in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. Ecological changes made these landscapes especially suitable for the vector mosquitoes of yellow fever and malaria, and these diseases wrought systematic havoc among armies and would-be settlers. Because yellow fever confers immunity on survivors of the disease, and because malaria confers resistance, these diseases played partisan roles in the struggles for empire and revolution, attacking some populations more severely than others. In particular, yellow fever and malaria attacked newcomers to the region, which helped keep the Spanish Empire Spanish in the face of predatory rivals in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In the late eighteenth and through the nineteenth century, these diseases helped revolutions to succeed by decimating forces sent out from Europe to prevent them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521452861 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01
vii, 239 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Empires at War-- 2. Civil War in the British Empire: The American Revolution-- 3. The War on Privilege and Dissension: the French Revolution-- 4. From Prize Colony to Black Independence: The Revolution in Haiti-- 5. Multiple Routes to Sovereignty: The Spanish America Revolutions-- 6. The Revolutions Compared: Causes, Patterns, Legacies Notes-- Index-- About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814747896 20160528
In the late eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, revolutions transformed the British, French, and Spanish Atlantic worlds. During this time, colonial and indigenous people rioted and rebelled against their occupiers in violent pursuit of political liberty and economic opportunity, challenging time-honoured social and political structures on both sides of the Atlantic. As a result, mainland America separated from British and Spanish rule, the French monarchy toppled, and the world's wealthiest colony was emancipated. In the new sovereign states, legal equality was introduced, republicanism embraced, and the people began to question the legitimacy of slavery. "Revolutions in the Atlantic World" wields a comparative lens to reveal several central themes in the field of Atlantic history, from the concept of European empire and the murky position it occupied between Old and New World to slavery and diasporas. How was the stability of the old regimes undermined? Which mechanisms of successful popular mobilization can be observed? What roles did blacks and Indians play? Drawing on both primary documents and extant secondary literature to answer these questions, Wim Klooster portrays the revolutions as parallel and connected uprisings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814747896 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01
xvi, 342 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
While many historians look to internal conflict alone to explain the onset of the American Civil War, in The Problem of Emancipation, Edward Bartlett Rugemer places the origins of the war in a transatlantic context. Addressing a huge gap in the historiography of the antebellum United States, he explores the impact of Britain's abolition of slavery in 1834 on the coming of the war and reveals the strong influence of Britain's old Atlantic empire on the United States' politics. He further demonstrates how American slaveholders and abolitionists alike borrowed from the antislavery movement developing on the transatlantic stage to fashion contradictory portrayals of abolition that became central to the arguments for and against American slavery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807133385 20160527
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Green Library
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01
xii, 212 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • pt. 1. Introduction : Revolution, emancipation, and independence
  • The French Caribbean in the eighteenth century
  • The Revolution begins, 1789-1791
  • From slave revolution to emancipation, 1791-1794
  • Defining emancipation, 1794-1798
  • The Haitian revolution and the United States
  • War and independence
  • The legacy of the Haitian revolution
  • Major revolutionary figures and groups
  • pt. 2. The documents
  • 1. The French Caribbean in the eighteenth century
  • 1. The Code Noir, 1685
  • 2. Prophesies of Slave Revolution, 1771 and 1780
  • 3. Description... of the French Part of the Island of Saint-Domingue / Médéric-Louis-Élie Moreau de Saint-Méry, 1797
  • 2. The revolution begins, 1789-1791
  • 4. Letters from the Salve Revolt in Martinique, August-September 1789
  • 5. Address to the National Assembly, October 22, 1789 / The Free Citizens of Color, October 22, 1789
  • 6. Decree of March 8 and Instructions of March 28, 1790 / The National Assembly
  • 7. Letter to Those Who Love Mankind / Abbé Gréoire, October 1790
  • 8. Letters from the Uprising of Vincent Ogé, October 1790
  • 9. Observations on the Origin and Progression of the White Colonists' Prejudice against Men of Color / Julien Raimond, 1791
  • 10. The Debate of May 15, 1791
  • 11. Law on the Colonies / The National Assembly, 1791
  • 3. From slave revolution to emancipation, 1791-1794
  • 12. Voyage to the North of Haiti / Hérard Dumesle, 1824
  • 13. History of the Revolution of Saint-Domingue / Antoine Dalmas, 1814
  • 14. Letter to the Marquis de Gallifet / Pierre Mossut, September 18, 1791
  • 15. Reports from the Insurrection / Philadelphia General Advertiser, October-November 1791
  • 16. Letters to the Commissioners / Jean-François and Biassou, December 1791
  • 17. In the Camps of the Insurgents / Gros, 1791
  • 18. Preface to The Slavery of the Blacks / Olympe de Gouges, 1792
  • 19. From The Friend of the People / Jean-Paul Marat, 1792
  • 20. The True State of the Case, Respecting the Insurrection at St. Domingo / Thomas Clarkson, 1792
  • 21. Law of April 4 / The National Assembly, 1792
  • 22. Account of the Slave Revolt / Journal Républicain de la Guadeloupe, April 24, 1793
  • 23. Petition / Laurent Jolicoeur, 1793
  • 24. Decree of General LIberty / Léger Félicité Sonthonax, August 29, 1793
  • 25. Insurgent Responses to Emancipation, 1793
  • 26. The Abolition of Slavery / The National Convention, February 4, 1794
  • 4. Defining emancipation, 1794-1798
  • 27. Proclamations / Victor Hugues, 1794
  • 28. Geneviève Labothière Secures Her Brother's Freedom, 1796-1801
  • 29. The Plantation Policies of Étienne Polverel, 1794
  • 30. The True Colors of the Planters or the System of the Hotel Massiac, Exposed by Gouli / Jean-Baptiste Belley, 1795
  • 31. A Refutation of Some Assertions in a Speech Pronounced in the Corps Législatif... by Viénot Vaublanc / Toussaint Louverture, 1797
  • 32. Law on the Colonies / The Council of the Five Hundred, 1798
  • 5. The Haitian Revolution and the United States
  • 34. Letters / Thomas Jefferson, 1797-1802
  • 35. Petition / Refugees in Charleston, S.C., October 25, 1799
  • 36. St. Domingo / Charles Brockden Brown, December 1804
  • 6. War and independence
  • 37. From Constitution of the French Colony of Saint-Dominque / Toussaint Louverture, 1801
  • 38. Proclamation / Louis Delgrès, 1802
  • 39. On the Final Stand of Delgrès / General Jean-François-Xavier de Ménard, 1802
  • 40. Letters / Napoléon Bonaparte and General Charles-Victor-Emmanuel Leclerc, 1802-1803
  • 41. Secret History ; or the Horrors of St. Domingo / Mary Hassal, 1808
  • 42. Letter to the Marquis de Gallifet / Marie-Rose Masson, July 27, 1802
  • 43. Letter to Delpech/ Brigadier General Pierre Cangé, November 1802
  • 44. The Haitian Declaration of Independence, January 1, 1804
  • 45. The Haitian Constitution, 1805
  • Appendixes
  • A chronology of events related to the slave revolution in the Caribbean (1635-1805)
  • Questions for consideration
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index.
The Haitian Revolution was the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. Incited by the French Revolution, the enslaved inhabitants of the French Caribbean began a series of revolts, and in 1791 plantation workers in Haiti, then known as Saint-Domingue, overwhelmed their planter owners and began to take control of the island. They achieved emancipation in 1794, and after successfully opposing Napoleonic forces eight years later, emerged as part of an independent nation in 1804. A broad selection of documents, all newly translated by the authors, is contextualized by a thorough introduction considering the very latest scholarship. Professors Dubois and Garrigus clarify for students the complex political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution. Useful pedagogical tools include maps, illustrations, a chronology and a selected bibliography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781403971579 20160527
The Haitian Revolution was the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. In this broad selection of documents, the authors clarify for students the complex political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312415013 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01
xi, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Slave Country tells the tragic story of the expansion of slavery in the new United States. In the wake of the American Revolution, slavery gradually disappeared from the northern states and the importation of captive Africans was prohibited. Yet, at the same time, the country's slave population grew, new plantation crops appeared, and several new slave states joined the Union. Adam Rothman explores how slavery flourished in a new nation dedicated to the principle of equality among free men, and reveals the enormous consequences of U.S. expansion into the region that became the Deep South. Rothman maps the combination of transatlantic capitalism and American nationalism that provoked a massive forced migration of slaves into Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. He tells the fascinating story of collaboration and conflict among the diverse European, African, and indigenous peoples who inhabited the Deep South during the Jeffersonian era, and who turned the region into the most dynamic slave system of the Atlantic world. Paying close attention to dramatic episodes of resistance, rebellion, and war, Rothman exposes the terrible violence that haunted the Jeffersonian vision of republican expansion across the American continent. Slave Country combines political, economic, military, and social history in an elegant narrative that illuminates the perilous relation between freedom and slavery in the early United States. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in an honest look at America's troubled past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674016743 20160528
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Green Library
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01
378 p.
This volume describes one of the largest slave rebellions in the history of the Western Hemisphere, when 60,000 slaves rose in revolt against their British masters in Demerara (now Guyana) in 1823. It examines the conflicts within the society that gave the rebellion life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195082982 20160528
Green Library
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01
x, 447 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
AFRICAAM-205K-01, HISTORY-205K-01, HISTORY-305K-01