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L’affaire d’Antoine: Colonial Tensions of Freedom and Power

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Megan
dc.contributor.author Mancini, Marisa
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-19T22:05:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-19T22:05:29Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/22422
dc.description.abstract In 1774, living in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, Antoine bought his freedom from the Gentil de Paroy, only to be arrested by his former master two years later and accused of using poison. With his mother, Lisette, a free woman of color, advocating for him, the local courts in Le Cap Français found Antoine innocent of the alleged crime and upheld his freedom only for this freedom to be revoked by the French monarchy. Situating Antoine’s case into the history of Saint-Domingue highlights the social and political contradictions surrounding citizenship and sovereignty that were inherent to colonial society in the 1770s and ultimately led to Revolution. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of History en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title L’affaire d’Antoine: Colonial Tensions of Freedom and Power en_US
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