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American RoutesRacial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race$
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Angel Adams Parham

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190624750

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624750.001.0001

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St. Domingue as Training Ground

St. Domingue as Training Ground

Color, Class, and Social Life Before Louisiana

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(p.51) Chapter 2 St. Domingue as Training Ground
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American Routes
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Angel Adams Parham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624750.003.0003

Chapter 2 provides an in-depth look at the social and historical context of refugees’ lives in revolutionary St. Domingue. Although the refugees who fled the revolution were forced to leave much of their property behind in order to rebuild their lives, they brought with them social practices, cultural expressions, and political experiences that would make an indelible mark on Louisiana. First-generation refugees and their descendants from each of the three major social categories—whites, free people of color, and enslaved blacks—made distinctive impacts on the newly American territory. This chapter provides necessary historical context that helps to explain how the refugees and their descendants would have experienced the new racial and cultural context they found in Louisiana.

Keywords:   St. Domingue, Haitian Revolution, refugees, race, free people of color

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