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dc.contributor.editorKlooster, Wim
dc.contributor.editorOostindie, Gert
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-07 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:20:59Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:20:59Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier393490
dc.identifierOCN: 794697890en_US
dc.identifier.issn0921-9781;9219781
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/38177
dc.description.abstractFrom 1795 through 1800, a series of revolts rocked Curaçao, a small but strategically located Dutch colony just off the South American contintent. A combination of internal and external factors produced these uprisings, in which free and enslaved islanders particiapted with various objectives. A major slave revolt in August 1795 was the opening salvo for these tumultuous five years. While this revolt is a well-known episode in Curaçaoan history, its wider Caribbean and Atlantic context is much less known. Also lacking are studies sketching a clear picture of the turbulent five years that followed. It is in these dark corners that this volume aims to shed light. The events discussed in this book fall squarely within the Age of Revolutions, the period that began with the onset of the American Revolution in 1775, was punctuated by the demise of the ancien régime in France, saw the establishment of a black state in Haiti, and witnessed the collapse of Spanish rule in mainland America. All of these revolutions seemed to converge by the late eighteenth century in Curaçao. The seven contributions in this volume provide new insights in the nature of slave resistance in the Age of Revolutions, the remarkable flows of people and ideas in the late eighteenth-century Caribbean, and the unique local history of Curaçao. Wim Klooster is Associate Professor at Clark University in Worcester (MA), USA. His most recent book is Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History (2009). Gert Oostindie is Director of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and Professor of History at Leiden University
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCaribbean Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studies
dc.subject.othercolonial politics
dc.subject.otheropstand
dc.subject.otherrevolution
dc.subject.otherslavery
dc.subject.otherrevolutie
dc.subject.otherkoloniale politiek
dc.subject.othercaribbean
dc.subject.otherrevolts
dc.subject.otherslaven opstand
dc.subject.othercaribisch
dc.subject.otherslavernij
dc.subject.otherslave rebellion
dc.subject.othercuraçao
dc.subject.otherCaracas
dc.subject.otherHaitian Revolution
dc.subject.otherSaint-Domingue
dc.titleCuraçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1163/9789004253582
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaf16fd4b-42a1-46ed-82e8-c5e880252026
oapen.relation.isbn9789004253582
oapen.imprintBrill
oapen.series.number30
oapen.pages190
oapen.place.publicationLeiden - Boston
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Caracas - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracas; Caribbean - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean; Curaçao - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao; Haitian Revolution - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Revolution; Saint-Domingue - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Domingue; Slave rebellion - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_rebellion
oapen.identifier.ocn794697890


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