Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty offers a history of Martinique and its relationship to metropolitan France during the final years of slavery in the French empire. It argues that an Atlantic-world approach reveals how race, slavery, class, and gender shaped what it meant to be French on both sides of the ocean.

Sweet Liberty
The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique

Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss

2009 | 312 pages | Cloth $39.95 | Paper $24.95
Latin American Studies/Caribbean Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Sweet Liberty: The Final Days of Slavery in Martinique
1. "That Your Hearts Will Blossom and Again Become French": The Early Napoleonic Period
2. "Happy to Consider Itself an Ancient British Possession": The British Occupation of Martinique
3. "Your French and Loyal Hearts": The First Decade of the Restoration
4. "In the Colonies, It Is Impossible That a White Would Align Himself With Slaves": Shifts in Colonial Policy
5. "To Ensure Equality Before Those Laws to Free Men, Whatever Their Color": Changing Ideas of French Citizenship
6. "Amelioration of the White Race" and "The Sacred Rights of Property": The End of Slavery in the French Atlantic
Conclusion

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments

Illustrations follow page 108