Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This book details how France's most profitable plantation colony became Haiti, Latin America's first independent nation, through an uprising by slaves and the largest and wealthiest free population of people of African descent in the New World. Garrigus explains the origins of this free colored class, exposes the ways its members supported and challenged slavery, and examines how they shaped a new 'American' identity.
Author: J. Garrigus Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan Published: 01/18/2011 Pages: 397 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.19lbs Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.10d ISBN: 9780230108370
About the Author JOHN GARRIGUS is Professor of History, Jacksonville University, USA.