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Author Daut, Marlene L., author
Title Baron de Vastey and the origins of Black Atlantic humanism / by Marlene L. Daut
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xxxix, 244 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series The new urban Atlantic
New urban Atlantic
Note 1 Introduction: Baron de Vastey in Haitian (Revolutionary) Context -- 2 What's in a Name? Unfolding the Consequences of a Mistaken Identity -- 3 The Uses of Vastey: Reading Black Sovereignty Through Baron de Vastey in the Atlantic Public Sphere -- 4 Baron de Vastey's Testimonio and the Politics of Black Memory -- 5 "Baron de Vastey and the Twentieth-Century Theater of Haitian Independence
Focusing on the influential life and works of the Haitian political writer and statesman, Baron de Vastey (1781-1820), in this book Marlene L. Daut examines the legacy of Vastey's extensive writings as a form of what she calls black Atlantic humanism, a discourse devoted to attacking the enlightenment foundations of colonialism. Daut argues that Vastey, the most important secretary of Haiti's King Henry Christophe, was a pioneer in a tradition of deconstructing colonial racism and colonial slavery that is much more closely associated with twentieth-century writers like W.E.B. Du Bois, Frantz Fanon, and Aime Cesaire. By expertly forging exciting new historical and theoretical connections among Vastey and these later twentieth-century writers, as well as eighteenth- and nineteenth-century black Atlantic authors, such as Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs, Daut proves that any understanding of the genesis of Afro-diasporic thought must include Haiti's Baron de Vastey
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Subject Vastey, Pompee-Valentin, baron de, 1781-1820 -- Influence
Postcolonialism -- History and criticism
African diaspora -- History and criticism
Statesmen -- Haiti -- Biography
Haiti -- History -- 1804-
Literature
Postcolonial/World Literature
Eighteenth-Century Literature
Literary History
Imperialism and Colonialism
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