A Colony of Citizens: Revolution & Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804. LAURENT DUBOIS, Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Manuel Barcia


The French Caribbean has been the subject of several studies over the last two decades. Unsurprisingly, Santo Domingo has received most of the attention at the expense of places like French Guyana, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A Colony of Citizens is a welcome addition in that it enriches our knowledge regarding one of these peripheral colonies during what was probably the most exciting historical period of modern times: the convulsive fifteen years that followed the outbreak of the French Revolution.


Revolution, Slave, Colony, French Caribbean,

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