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The Resource To be free and French : citizenship in France's Atlantic empire, Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, (electronic resource)

To be free and French : citizenship in France's Atlantic empire, Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, (electronic resource)

Label
To be free and French : citizenship in France's Atlantic empire
Title
To be free and French
Title remainder
citizenship in France's Atlantic empire
Statement of responsibility
Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Haitian Revolution may have galvanized subjects of French empire in the Americas and Africa struggling to define freedom and 'Frenchness' for themselves, but Lorelle Semley reveals that this event was just one moment in a longer struggle of women and men of color for rights under the French colonial regime. Through political activism ranging from armed struggle to literary expression, these colonial subjects challenged and exploited promises in French Republican rhetoric that should have contradicted the continued use of slavery in the Americas and the introduction of exploitative labor in the colonization of Africa. They defined an alternative French citizenship, which recognized difference, particularly race, as part of a 'universal' French identity. Spanning Atlantic port cities in Haiti, Senegal, Martinique, Benin, and France, this book is a major contribution to scholarship on citizenship, race, empire, and gender, and it sheds new light on debates around human rights and immigration in contemporary France.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Semley, Lorelle D.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Critical perspectives on empire
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Political activists
  • Political activists
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • France
  • France
  • West Indies, French
  • Africa, West
Label
To be free and French : citizenship in France's Atlantic empire, Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316181669
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Coincidental Crossings -- Part I: Revolutionary Foundations -- Prologue: Citizens of the World -- To Live and Die, Free and French -- Signares Before Citizens -- Part II: Colonial Constructions -- When Blacks Broke the Chains in the "Little Paris of the Antilles" -- The Trans-African Origins of Porto-Novo -- An "Evolution Revolution" in Paris -- Part III: Planning After Empire -- A More Perfect French Union -- Epilogue: The Art of Citizenship
Control code
CR9781316181669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 362 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107101142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)999351271
Label
To be free and French : citizenship in France's Atlantic empire, Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316181669
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Coincidental Crossings -- Part I: Revolutionary Foundations -- Prologue: Citizens of the World -- To Live and Die, Free and French -- Signares Before Citizens -- Part II: Colonial Constructions -- When Blacks Broke the Chains in the "Little Paris of the Antilles" -- The Trans-African Origins of Porto-Novo -- An "Evolution Revolution" in Paris -- Part III: Planning After Empire -- A More Perfect French Union -- Epilogue: The Art of Citizenship
Control code
CR9781316181669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 362 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107101142
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)999351271

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