The Negro in the French West Indies

by Shelby T. McCloy

Paperback, 2014

Status

Available

Call number

972.9760917496

Collection

Library's review

In the research for his book on the opportunities of the black population in Metropolitan France, Shelby T. McCloy found the treatment accorded to people of color in the French colonies so significantly different as to warrant a separate book.

This historical study examines the black experience in the French West Indies―the islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Santo Domingo―from the days of slavery and the brutal Code Noir through struggle and revolution to freedom. McCloy provides a detailed account of the black popluation's increasingly important place in the islands from early in the seventeenth century to 1960.… (more)

Publication

University Press of Kentucky (2014), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages

Description

In the research for his book on the opportunities of the black population in Metropolitan France, Shelby T. McCloy found the treatment accorded to people of color in the French colonies so significantly different as to warrant a separate book. This historical study examines the black experience in the French West Indies -- the islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Santo Domingo -- from the days of slavery and the brutal Code Noir through struggle and revolution to freedom. McCloy provides a detailed account of the black popluation's increasingly important place in the islands from early in the seventeenth century to 1960.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

288 p.; 5.51 inches

ISBN

0813153859 / 9780813153858
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