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The Resource Blue coat or powdered wig : free people of color in pre-revolutionary Saint Domingue, Stewart R. King

Blue coat or powdered wig : free people of color in pre-revolutionary Saint Domingue, Stewart R. King

Label
Blue coat or powdered wig : free people of color in pre-revolutionary Saint Domingue
Title
Blue coat or powdered wig
Title remainder
free people of color in pre-revolutionary Saint Domingue
Statement of responsibility
Stewart R. King
Title variation
Free people of color in pre-revolutionary Saint Domingue
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the late 1700s, half the free population of Saint Domingue was black. The French Caribbean colony offered a high degree of social, economic, and physical mobility to free people of color. Covering the period 1776-1791, this study offers the most comprehensive portrait to date of Saint Domingue's free black elites on the eve of the colony's transformation into the republic of Haiti." "Stewart R. King identifies two distinct groups that shared Saint Domingue's free black upper stratum, one consisting of planters and merchants and the other of members of the army and police forces. With the aid of individual and family case studies, King documents how the two groups used different strategies to pursue the common goal of economic and social advancement. Among other aspects, King looks at the rural or urban bases of these groups' networks, their relationships with whites and free blacks of lesser means, and their attitudes toward the acquisition, use, and sale of land, slaves, and other property." "King's main source is the notarial archives of Saint Domingue, whose holdings offer an especially rich glimpse of free black elite life. Because elites were keenly aware of how a bureaucratic paper trail could help cement their status, the archives divulge a wealth of details on personal and public matters." "Blue Coat or Powdered Wig is a vivid portrayal of race relations far from the European centers of colonial power, where the interactions of free blacks and whites were governed as much by practicalities and shared concerns as by the law."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Stewart R.
Dewey number
972.94/00496
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
F1923
LC item number
.K56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free blacks
  • Free blacks
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
Target audience
adult
Label
Blue coat or powdered wig : free people of color in pre-revolutionary Saint Domingue, Stewart R. King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-[320]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44541818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780820322339
Lccn
00056782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
972.9400496 K587 ; GE-G ; GE1212UGA pav.
Other physical details
maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44541818
  • (Sirsi) 44541818
  • (OCoLC)44541818
Label
Blue coat or powdered wig : free people of color in pre-revolutionary Saint Domingue, Stewart R. King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-[320]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm44541818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 328 pages
Isbn
9780820322339
Lccn
00056782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
972.9400496 K587 ; GE-G ; GE1212UGA pav.
Other physical details
maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 44541818
  • (Sirsi) 44541818
  • (OCoLC)44541818

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