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The Resource Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution, Ada Ferrer, New York University

Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution, Ada Ferrer, New York University

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Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution
Title
Freedom's mirror
Title remainder
Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution
Statement of responsibility
Ada Ferrer, New York University
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 was the only slave rebellion in which slaves and former slaves succeeded in ending slavery and establishing an independent state, making it perhaps the most radical revolution of the modern world. Yet on the Spanish island of Cuba, barely fifty miles away, the events in Haiti helped usher in the antithesis of revolutionary emancipation. There, planters and authorities saw the devastation of their neighboring colony and rushed to prevent the same events from happening in Cuba by buttressing the institutions of slavery and colonial rule. Freedom's Mirror follows the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba, where the violent entrenchment of slavery occurred at the very moment that the Haitian Revolution provided a powerful and proximate example of slaves destroying slavery. By linking two stories--the story of the Haitian Revolution and that of the rise of Cuban slave society--that are usually told separately, Ada Ferrer sheds fresh light on both of these crucial moments in Caribbean and Atlantic history"--
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Ferrer, Ada
Dewey number
306.3/6209729109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1076
LC item number
.F47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Antislavery movements
  • Revolutions
  • Counterrevolutionaries
  • Plantation owners
  • Colonial administrators
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Revolution (Haiti : 1791-1804)
  • Antislavery movements
  • Colonial administrators
  • Counterrevolutionaries
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Plantation owners
  • Politics and government
  • Race relations
  • Revolutions
  • Slavery
  • Cuba
  • Haiti
Label
Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution, Ada Ferrer, New York University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Haitian Revolution and Cuban slave society -- "A colony worth a kingdom" : Cuba's sugar revolution in the shadow of Saint-Domingue -- "An excess of communication" : the capture of news in a slave society -- An unlikely alliance : Cuba, Santo Domingo, and the Black auxiliaries -- Revolution's disavowal : Cuba and a counterrevolution of slavery -- "Masters of all" : echoes of Haitian independence in Cuba -- Atlantic crucible : 1808 between Haiti and Spain -- A Black kingdom of this world : making history, imagining revolution in Havana, 1812 -- Epilogue: Haiti, Cuba and history : afterlives of antislavery and revolution
Control code
ocn881469341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9781107029422
Lccn
2014019409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881469341
  • (Sirsi) a1888765
Label
Freedom's mirror : Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution, Ada Ferrer, New York University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Haitian Revolution and Cuban slave society -- "A colony worth a kingdom" : Cuba's sugar revolution in the shadow of Saint-Domingue -- "An excess of communication" : the capture of news in a slave society -- An unlikely alliance : Cuba, Santo Domingo, and the Black auxiliaries -- Revolution's disavowal : Cuba and a counterrevolution of slavery -- "Masters of all" : echoes of Haitian independence in Cuba -- Atlantic crucible : 1808 between Haiti and Spain -- A Black kingdom of this world : making history, imagining revolution in Havana, 1812 -- Epilogue: Haiti, Cuba and history : afterlives of antislavery and revolution
Control code
ocn881469341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9781107029422
Lccn
2014019409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881469341
  • (Sirsi) a1888765

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