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Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 (Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP)

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Description for Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 (Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP) Paperback. Tropics of Haiti is a literary history of the Haitian Revolution that seeks to explore how scientific ideas about "race" affected nineteenth-century understandings of the Haitian Revolution and, conversely, how understandings of the Haitian Revolution affected nineteenth-century scientific ideas about race. Series: Liverpool Studies in International Slavery. Num Pages: 848 pages. BIC Classification: 1KJH; 3JF; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; HBTS; HBTV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 238 x 158 x 45. Weight in Grams: 1046.
The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) was an event of monumental world-historical significance, and here, in the first systematic literary history of those events, Haiti's war of independence is examined through the eyes of its actual and imagined participants, observers, survivors, and cultural descendants. The 'transatlantic print culture' under discussion in this literary history reveals that enlightenment racial 'science' was the primary vehicle through which the Haitian Revolution was interpreted by nineteenth-century Haitians, Europeans, and U.S. Americans alike. Through its author's contention that the Haitian revolutionary wars were incessantly racialized by four constantly recurring tropes-the 'monstrous hybrid', the 'tropical temptress', the 'tragic ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Liverpool University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Series
Liverpool Studies in International Slavery
Condition
New
Weight
1054g
Number of Pages
692
Place of Publication
Liverpool, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781781381854
SKU
V9781781381854
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About Marlene L. Daut
Marlene L. Daut is Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Program in American Studies at the University of Virginia. She specializes in early and nineteenth-century American and Caribbean literary and cultural studies. Her work has been supported with grants from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment ... Read more

Reviews for Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 (Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP)
'Daut's masterful, extensive literary history of the Haitian Revolution in Tropics of Haiti enacts many of the principles she previously set out in her assessment of the emerging field of US-Haitian scholarship.' Chelsea Stieber, Early American Literature 'Tropics of Haiti shines a bright light on the way nineteenth-century thinking about race as biology-cum-ontology has crept into ... Read more

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