To be Free and French : Citizenship in France's Atlantic Empire

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To be Free and French : Citizenship in France's Atlantic Empire

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"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 colour 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 labour in the colonisation of Africa"--Provided by publisher.

ISBN

ISBN 13 - 9781316181669, ISBN 10 - 1316181669

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Blacks, political activists, citizenship, West Indies, West Africa, France, colonies, politics and government

Disciplines

African History | African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Caribbean Languages and Societies | European History | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

To be Free and French : Citizenship in France's Atlantic Empire

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