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American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race

Angel Adams Parham

Abstract

American Routes provides a comparative and historical analysis of the migration and integration of white and free black refugees from nineteenth-century St. Domingue/Haiti to Louisiana and follows their descendants over the course of two hundred years. The refugees reinforced Louisiana’s triracial system and pushed back Anglo-American racialization by several decades. But over the course of the nineteenth century, the ascendance of the Anglo-American racial system began to eclipse Louisiana’s triracial Latin/Caribbean system. The result was a racial palimpsest that transformed everyday life in ... More

Keywords: race, immigration, St. Domingue, Haiti, Louisiana, Creoles, refugees, integration, assimilation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190624750
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624750.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angel Adams Parham, author
Associate Professor of Sociology, Loyola University-New Orleans