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Democracy after Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica - Mimi Sheller

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Mimi Sheller's ground-breaking comparative study analyses the struggle for freedom and democracy in two Caribbean societies in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery. Pairing the revolutionary Republic of Haiti with the British colony of Jamaica, the author shows how peasants in the 19th-century Caribbean developed a radical critique of elite liberalism and constructed an alternative Pan-Caribbean African identity. Comparing two major peasant rebellions and the relation between them, she describes how Haitian and Jamaican survivors of slavery contributed to the making of democracy in the West.Scholars of the Caribbean and of post-emancipation societies will find this book essential. At the same time, the issues Sheller addresses on democracy and citizenship, will also be useful to the broader communities of sociologists, political scientists, and students of colonial and postcolonial studies.

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Author(s):
Mimi Sheller
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333792637
ISBN-13:
9780333792636
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Macmillan Caribbean
Title:
Democracy after Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica

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Mimi Sheller's ground-breaking comparative study analyses the struggle for freedom and democracy in two Caribbean societies in the aftermath of the abolition of slavery. Pairing the revolutionary Republic of Haiti with the British colony of Jamaica, the author shows how peasants in the 19th-century Caribbean developed a radical critique of elite liberalism and constructed an alternative Pan-Caribbean African identity. Comparing two major peasant rebellions and the relation between them, she describes how Haitian and Jamaican survivors of slavery contributed to the making of democracy in the West.Scholars of the Caribbean and of post-emancipation societies will find this book essential. At the same time, the issues Sheller addresses on democracy and citizenship, will also be useful to the broader communities of sociologists, political scientists, and students of colonial and postcolonial studies.

Unmarked pages

Author(s):
Mimi Sheller
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0333792637
ISBN-13:
9780333792636
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
Macmillan Caribbean
Title:
Democracy after Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica

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