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The Resource The colonial system unveiled, Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie

The colonial system unveiled, Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie

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The colonial system unveiled
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The colonial system unveiled
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Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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Long neglected in mainstream history books, the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) is now being claimed across a range of academic disciplines as an event of world-historical importance. The former slaves' victory over their French masters and the creation of the independent nation of Haiti in 1804 is being newly heralded not only as a seminal moment in the transnational formation of the 'black Atlantic' but as the most far-reaching manifestation of 'Radical Enlightenment'. The best known Haitian writer to emerge in the years after the revolution is Baron de Vastey (1781-1820), who authored over ten books and pamphlets between 1814 and his murder in 1820. His first and most incendiary work, Le système colonial dévoilé (1814), provides a moving invocation of the horrors of slavery in pre-revolutionary Saint-Domingue. Its trailblazing critique of colonialism anticipates by over a hundred years the anticolonial politics (and poetics) of Césaire, Fanon, and Sartre. Translated here for the first time, Vastey's forceful unveiling of the colonial system will be compulsory reading for scholars across the humanities.--
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-1820?
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Vastey, Pompée-Valentin
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no index present
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non fiction
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Bongie, Chris
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  • Vastey, Pompée-Valentin
  • Slavery
  • Colonies
  • France
  • Haiti
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The colonial system unveiled, Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie
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Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Preface: Baron de Vastey and Post/Revolutionary Haiti Jean Louis Vastey (1781-1820): A Biographical Sketch Introduction 1. 1820: Death of a Scribe 2. 1814: The Colonial System Restored 3. 1814-2014: Reading the Protean Text The Colonial System Unveiled Notes to The Colonial System Unveiled Supplementary Essays: 1. Marlene Daut - 'Monstrous Testimony: Baron de Vastey and the Politics of Black Memory' 2. Doris Garraway - 'Abolition, Sentiment, and the Problem of Agency in Le système colonial dévoilé' 3. Chris Bongie - 'Memories of Development: Le système colonial dévoilé and the Performance of Literacy' 4. Nick Nesbitt - 'Afterword: Vastey and the System of Colonial Violence' Bibliography Index
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FIEb17554871
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24 cm.
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9781781380314
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870426397
Label
The colonial system unveiled, Baron de Vastey ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: Baron de Vastey and Post/Revolutionary Haiti Jean Louis Vastey (1781-1820): A Biographical Sketch Introduction 1. 1820: Death of a Scribe 2. 1814: The Colonial System Restored 3. 1814-2014: Reading the Protean Text The Colonial System Unveiled Notes to The Colonial System Unveiled Supplementary Essays: 1. Marlene Daut - 'Monstrous Testimony: Baron de Vastey and the Politics of Black Memory' 2. Doris Garraway - 'Abolition, Sentiment, and the Problem of Agency in Le système colonial dévoilé' 3. Chris Bongie - 'Memories of Development: Le système colonial dévoilé and the Performance of Literacy' 4. Nick Nesbitt - 'Afterword: Vastey and the System of Colonial Violence' Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17554871
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 329 pages
Isbn
9781781380314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)870426397

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