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The Resource Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation, Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard

Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation, Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard

Label
Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation
Title
Freedom papers
Title remainder
an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard
Title variation
Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Around 1785, a woman was taken from her home in Senegambia and sent to Saint-Domingue in the Caribbean. Those who enslaved her there named her Rosalie. Her later efforts to escape slavery were the beginning of a family's quest, across five generations and three continents, for lives of dignity and equality. Freedom Papers sets the saga of Rosalie and her descendants against the background of three great antiracist struggles of the nineteenth century: the Haitian Revolution, the French Revolution of 1848, and the Civil War and Reconstruction in the United States. Freed during the Haitian Revolution, Rosalie and her daughter Elisabeth fled to Cuba in 1803. A few years later, Elisabeth departed for New Orleans, where she married a carpenter, Jacques Tinchant. In the 1830s, with tension rising against free persons of color, they left for France. Subsequent generations of Tinchants fought in the Union Army, argued for equal rights at Louisiana's state constitutional convention, and created a transatlantic tobacco network that turned their Creole past into a commercial asset. Yet the fragility of freedom and security became clear when, a century later, Rosalie's great-great-granddaughter Marie-José was arrested by Nazi forces occupying Belgium. Freedom Papers follows the Tinchants as each generation tries to use the power and legitimacy of documents to help secure freedom and respect. The strategies they used to overcome the constraints of slavery, war, and colonialism suggest the contours of the lives of people of color across the Atlantic world during this turbulent epoch
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Rebecca J.
Dewey number
305.896/0163
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E29.C73
LC item number
S36 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hébrard, Jean M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tinchant family
  • Creoles
  • Creoles
  • Creoles
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Tinchant family
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Creoles
  • Creoles
  • Atlantic Ocean Region
Label
Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation, Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The cigar maker writes to the general -- "Rosalie, black woman of the Poulard nation" -- "Rosalie ... my slave" -- Citizen Rosalie -- Crossing the gulf -- The land of the rights of man -- Joseph and his brothers -- "The term public rights should be made to mean something" -- Horizons of commerce -- Citizens beyond nation -- Epilogue: "For a racial reason."
Control code
794004263
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674068407
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3f9z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794004263
Label
Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation, Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The cigar maker writes to the general -- "Rosalie, black woman of the Poulard nation" -- "Rosalie ... my slave" -- Citizen Rosalie -- Crossing the gulf -- The land of the rights of man -- Joseph and his brothers -- "The term public rights should be made to mean something" -- Horizons of commerce -- Citizens beyond nation -- Epilogue: "For a racial reason."
Control code
794004263
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674068407
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3f9z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794004263

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