9781469645186-1469645181-Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)

Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press)

ISBN-13: 9781469645186
ISBN-10: 1469645181
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Vidal, Cécile
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 552 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469645186
ISBN-10: 1469645181
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Vidal, Cécile
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Hardcover 552 pages

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Acknowledged authors Vidal, Cécile wrote Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press) comprising 552 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469645181 and 9781469645186. Since then Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Combining Atlantic and imperial perspectives, Caribbean New Orleans offers a lively portrait of the city and a probing investigation of the French colonists who established racial slavery there as well as the African slaves who were forced to toil for them. Casting early New Orleans as a Caribbean outpost of the French Empire rather than as a North American frontier town, Cecile Vidal reveals the persistent influence of the Antilles, especially Saint-Domingue, which shaped the city's development through the eighteenth century. In so doing, she urges us to rethink our usual divisions of racial systems into mainland and Caribbean categories.

Drawing on New Orleans's rich court records as a way to capture the words and actions of its inhabitants, Vidal takes us into the city's streets, market, taverns, church, hospitals, barracks, and households. She explores the challenges that slow economic development, Native American proximity, imperial rivalry, and the urban environment posed to a social order that was predicated on slave labor and racial hierarchy. White domination, Vidal demonstrates, was woven into the fabric of New Orleans from its founding. This comprehensive history of urban slavery locates Louisiana's capital on a spectrum of slave societies that stretched across the Americas and provides a magisterial overview of racial discourses and practices during the formative years of North America's most intriguing city.

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