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Free and French in the Caribbean : Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and narratives of loyal opposition / John Patrick Walsh.

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Subject: Césaire, Aimé
Revolution (Haiti : 1791-1804)
Haiti > History > Revolution, 1791-1804.
Nationalism > Haiti > History.
Martinican literature (French) > History and criticism.
Caribbean, French-speaking > History > Autonomy and independence movements.
Nationalism > Caribbean, French-speaking > History.
Decolonization in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0253008107
  • ISBN: 9780253008107
  • ISBN: 1299466842
  • ISBN: 9781299466845
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (page cm).
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Toussaint Louverture; 1 Toussaint Louverture and the Family of Saint-Domingue; 2 Under the Stick of Maître Toussaint; 3 "Free and French": La Constitution de la colonie française de Saint-Domingue; 4 Toussaint Louverture at a Crossroads: The Mémoire of the "First Soldier of the Republic of Saint Domingue"; Part II. Aimé Césaire; 5 Césaire Reads Toussaint: The Haitian Revolution and the Problem of Departmentalization; 6 Haitian Building: La tragédie du roi Christophe; Conclusion: Artisans of Free and French; Notes.
Summary: In Free and French in the Caribbean, John 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 that emerged through the narratives of revolution and nationhood passed on to successive generations. Part one concerns Toussaint'
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