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Author Reinhardt, Catherine A., 1968-
Title Claims to memory : beyond slavery and emancipation in the French Caribbean / Catherine A. Reinhardt.
Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.

Author Reinhardt, Catherine A., 1968-
Series Polygons ; v. 10
Polygons ; v. 10.
Subject Slavery -- West Indies, French -- Historiography.
Philosophy, French -- 18th century.
Maroons -- West Indies, French.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- West Indies, French.
Blacks -- Cultural assimilation -- West Indies, French.
Memory -- Social aspects -- West Indies, French.
Myth -- Social aspects -- West Indies, French.
Identity (Psychology) -- West Indies, French.
West Indies, French -- History -- 18th century.
West Indies, French -- Race relations.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 202 pages) : illustrations.
monochrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-196) and index.
Contents Memories of slavery -- Realms of the Enlightenment -- Realms of the maroon -- Realsm of freedom -- Realms of assimilation -- Realms of memory -- Beyond slavery.
Summary "Why do the people of the French Caribbean still continue to be haunted by the memory of their slave past more than one hundred and fifty years after the abolition of slavery? What process led to the divorce of their collective memory of slavery and emancipation from France's portrayal of these historical phenomena? How are Martinicans and Guadeloupeans today transforming the silences of the past into historical and cultural manifestations rooted in the Caribbean? This book answers these questions by relating the 1998 controversy surrounding the 150th anniversary of France's abolition of slavery to the period of the slave regime spanning the late Enligtenment and the French Revolution. By comparing a diversity of documents - including letters by slaves, free people of color, and planters, as well as writings by the philosophes, royal decrees, and court cases - the author untangles the complex forces of the slave regime that have shaped collective memory. The current nationalization of the memory of slavery in France has turned these once peripheral claims into passionate political and cultural debates."--Jacket.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781782382065 (electronic bk.)
1782382062 (electronic bk.)
1845450795 (alk. paper)
9781845450793 (alk. paper)
9781845454128 (pbk.)
184545412X (pbk.)
OCLC # 768471979
Additional Format Print version: Reinhardt, Catherine A., 1968- Claims to memory. New York : Berghahn Books, 2006 (DLC) 2005053638 (OCoLC)61456749

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