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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Arendt, the author proceeds to a brief case study of the highly polemical writings of Pompée Valentin, baron de Vastey, the secretary and “publicist” to King Henry Christophe. The first Haitian writer of note, Vastey passionately defended Haiti's revolutionary birth, its sovereignty, and its monarchy...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
... Atlantic “guild” that Trouillot deconstructs in his historical writings that the ideas of nineteenth-century Haitian historians such as Baron de Vastey, Hérard Dumesle, Beaubrun Ardouin, and Thomas Madiou produced an immeasurable influence on the direction of historical scholarship across the world...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Castro Rocha, Evolution and Conversion: Dialogues on the Origins of Culture (London: Continuum, 2007), 172. 24 I am quoting here from Dayan's suspiciously neat distinction, in Haiti, History, and the Gods , between tract-producing early Haitian writers such as the baron de Vastey, who lived...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 116–139.
Published: 01 March 2003
... examines the output of two relatively obscure black male radicals of the period, Baron de Vastey, from Haiti, and 1 eophilus Scholes, from Jamaica. Both were important, if under-recognized, doyens of a critical tradition of African reclamationism that foregrounded African history as a mechanism...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2022
... work on Louverture’s mémoire and on Marlene Daut’s analysis of the vindicationist humanism of Baron de Vastey, I connect gens de couleur’s use of forensic rhetoric, evidence, protest, and refutation in their mémoires to the Black vindicationist tradition. 6 By further elucidating the conventions...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789 1865 (2015) and Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism (2017). She is currently finishing an intellectual history of Haiti, tentatively titled Awakening the Ashes. Anne Eller i s...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 188–190.
Published: 01 November 2014
...-Baptiste Picquenard and Victor Hugo, as well as, most recently, Haitian writer Baron de Vastey's trailblazing 1814 work of anticolonial critique, The Colonial System Unveiled (2014). J. B rent C rosson recently completed a PhD dissertation based on field research in Trinidad with the assistance...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 47–60.
Published: 01 March 2021
...); Delia Jarret-Macauley, The Life of Una Marson, 1905–1965 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998); Jeffrey B. Perry, Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883–1918 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018); and Marlene Daut, Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 September 2005
... literature emerged in the fi rst decades of the nineteenth century with works, for example, by Pompée Valentin (Baron) de Vastey, Le système colonial dévoiléé (Cap Henry, Haiti: n.p., 1814). 152 a solid education in the humanities and classics.⁷ Firmin later acquired a law degree at age twenty...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 109–123.
Published: 01 September 2005
...-imperialism and dictatorship, which was a signature of all early Haitian autocrats from Toussaint Louverture and Dessalines to Christophe. Baron de Vastey, the latter dictator’s state theoretician, propagated this mixture to the detriment of the French and the southern republicans...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 129–145.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of equality and popular sovereignty were displaced and transformed, tropicalized and radicalized, by a series of figures who together constitute a francophone, black Jacobin radical anticolonial tradition: Toussaint Louverture, baron de Vastey, Victor Schoelcher, C. L. R. James, and ultimately Césaire himself...
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