Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation / Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard.

Around 1785, a woman was taken from her home in Senegambia and sent to Saint-Domingue in the Caribbean. Those who enslaved her there named her Rosalie. Her later efforts to escape slavery were the beginning of a family's quest, across five generations and three continents, for lives of dignity...

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Main Authors: Scott, Rebecca J. 1950- (Author), Hébrard, Jean M. 1944- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: The cigar maker writes to the general
  • "Rosalie, black woman of the Poulard nation"
  • "Rosalie ... my slave"
  • Citizen Rosalie
  • Crossing the gulf
  • The land of the rights of man
  • Joseph and his brothers
  • "The term public rights should be made to mean something"
  • Horizons of commerce
  • Citizens beyond nation
  • Epilogue: "For a racial reason."