Bonapartists in the Borderlands

French Exiles and Refugees on the Gulf Coast, 1815-1835


Author: Rafe Blaufarb

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817314873

Category: History

Page: 302

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Bonapartists in the Borderlands discusses the ill-fated Vine and Olive Colony within the context of America's westward expansion and the French Revolution.

The United States Catalog

Books in Print, 1902 : Entries Under Author, Subject, and Title in One Alphabet .... supplement


Author: Marion Effie Potter

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Road to Louisiana

The Saint-Domingue Refugees 1792-1809


Author: Carl A. Brasseaux,Glenn R. Conrad

Publisher: University of Louisiana

ISBN: 9781935754602

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 2494

This anthology constitutes the first attempt to fill comprehensively one of the most enduring lacunae in Louisiana historiography--the French-Antillian migration to the lower Mississippi Valley. Generations of Louisiana historians have neglected this influx, involving more than 10,000 Saint-Domingue refugees between 1792 and 1810. These newcomers were subsequently joined by far smaller numbers of French citizens from Guadeloupe and Martinique. Not only were these immigrants largely responsible for the establishment and success of the state's sugar industry, but they also gave New Orleans many of its most notable early institutions--the French opera, newspapers, schools, and colleges--and ultimately its antebellum French flavor. The refugees also contributed Creole cuisine, Creole language, okra, and voodoo to their adopted homeland. Despite their significance, the refugees have attracted remarkably little scholarly attention. Louisiana's pioneer historians--FranCois Xavier Martin, Charles E. A. GayarrE, and AlcEe Fortier--and their successors have generally accorded them only passing mention. The articles assembled in this anthology are the first to document the migrations and resettlement of these unfortunate people and to assess their impact upon New Orleans. Three of the four articles have appeared earlier in various scholarly journals, some of which are now defunct. Two of the articles have been translated from the original French by David Cheramie to make them accessible to English-speaking historians and genealogists, who had previously been unable to extract and utilize the wealth of information presented by the authors. The authors, widely recognized for their lasting contributions to the field of Saint-Domingue studies, trace the refugees' long, hard road to Louisiana. Thomas Fiehrer, an expert on the French Antilles, provides an overview of Louisiana's historical Caribbean connection. Gabriel Debien, dean of the French-Antillian historians, investigates the temporary relocation of the Saint-Domingue refugees in Cuba (1793-1815). Debien and the late New Orleans historian and genealogist RenE LeGardeur recount the small-scale migration of refugees into southern Louisiana preceding the massive, early nineteenth-century influx, analyzed by noted Canadian historian Paul Lachance. Finally, the editors' introduction puts the foregoing essays into historical perspective and examines the impact of the refugees on Louisiana's rural parishes.

Freedom Papers


Author: Rebecca J. Scott,Jean M Hébrard

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674065166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2013

This saga opens with the enslavement of a woman from Senegambia, and then traces her family’s quest, across five generations, for lives of dignity and equality. The story of Rosalie and her descendants unfolds against the background of three great antiracist struggles: the Haitian Revolution, the French Revolution of 1848, and the U.S. Civil War.

Enlightenment Portraits


Author: Michel Vovelle

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226865706

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 7089

A subtle and complex study of the Enlightenment, this book allows us to reflect on how nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholars have constructed our views on eighteenth-century people.

French Refugee Life in the United States 1790-1800 an American Chapter of the French Revolution


Author: Frances Sergeant Childs

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781297614729


Page: 272

View: 646

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From Subject to Citizen

The Second Empire and the Emergence of Modern French Democracy


Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400864747

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 5471

From Subject to Citizen offers an original account of the Second Empire (1852-1870) as a turning point in modern French political culture: a period in which thinkers of all political persuasions combined forces to create the participatory democracy alive in France today. Here Sudhir Hazareesingh probes beyond well-known features of the Second Empire, its centralized government and authoritarianism, and reveals the political, social, and cultural advances that enabled publicists to engage an increasingly educated public on issues of political order and good citizenship. He portrays the 1860s in particular as a remarkably intellectual decade during which Bonapartists, legitimists, liberals, and republicans applied their ideologies to the pressing problem of decentralization. Ideals such as communal freedom and civic cohesion rapidly assumed concrete and lasting meaning for many French people as their country entered the age of nationalism. With the restoration of universal suffrage for men in 1851, constitutionalist political ideas and values could no longer be expressed within the narrow confines of the Parisian elite. Tracing these ideas through the books, pamphlets, articles, speeches, and memoirs of the period, Hazareesingh examines a discourse that connects the central state and local political life. In a striking reappraisal of the historical roots of current French democracy, he ultimately shows how the French constructed an ideal of citizenship that was "local in form but national in substance." Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Perfidy of Albion

French Perceptions of England during the French Revolution


Author: N. Hampson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230389694

Category: History

Page: 181

View: 9380

Hampson describes how the French Revolution, which seemed to promise an era of Franco-British partnership, led to an even more bitter estrangement between the two nations. Both the British and French peoples saw the revolution of 1789 as offering the prospect of a new Franco-British partnership. These hopes soon foundered on old suspicions and new ideological divergences. The result was to confirm the traditional perception of each nation's own identity, centred on the state in France and the people in Great Britain.

The Eclectic Legacy

Academic Philosophy and the Human Sciences in Nineteenth-century France


Author: John I. Brooks

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136487

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

View: 5933

The Eclectic Legacy offers a new interpretation of the emergence of the human sciences from philosophy in France. It argues that philosophy, psychology, and sociology helped redefine each other over the course of the nineteenth century through a prolonged debate over the domain of philosophy, the character of science, and the nature of the human world.

Sanctuary and Asylum

A Social and Political History


Author: Linda Rabben

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295999144

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1242

The practice of sanctuary�giving refuge to the threatened, vulnerable stranger�may be universal among humans. From primate populations to ancient religious traditions to the modern legal institution of asylum, anthropologist Linda Rabben explores the long history of sanctuary and analyzes modern asylum policies in North America, Europe, and elsewhere, contrasting them with the role that courageous individuals and organizations have played in offering refuge to survivors of torture, persecution, and discrimination. Rabben gives close attention to the mid-2010s refugee crisis in Europe and to Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States. This wide-ranging, timely, and carefully documented account draws on Rabben�s experiences as a human rights advocate as well as her training as an anthropologist. Sanctuary and Asylum will help citizens, professionals, and policy makers take informed and compassionate action.

The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World


Author: David Patrick Geggus

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781570034169

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 5950

Sharing attention with such tumultuous events as the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War, Haiti's fifteen-year struggle for racial equality, slave emancipation, and colonial independence challenged notions about racial hierarchy that were gaining legitimacy in an Atlantic world dominated by Europeans and the slave trade. The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World explores the multifarious influence -- from economic to ideological to psychological -

Gender, migration and categorisation

making distinctions between migrants in Western Countries, 1945-2010


Author: Marlou Schrover,Deirdre M. Moloney

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048521750

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8318

All people are equal, according to Thomas Jefferson, but all migrants are not. This volume looks at how they are distinguished in France, the United States, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark made through history between migrants and how these were justified in policies and public debates. The chapters form a triptych, addressing in three clusters the problematization of questions such as 'who is a refugee', 'who is family' and 'what is difference'. The chapters in this volume show that these are not separate issues. They intersect in ways that vary according to countries of origin and settlement, economic climate, geopolitical situation, as well as by gender, and by class, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation of the migrants.