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...
Cambridge, Massachusetts :
Harvard University Press,
- 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."