The Resource The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts, Charles de Remusat ; translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; with an introduction and notes by Doris Y. Kadish, (electronic resource/)

The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts, Charles de Remusat ; translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; with an introduction and notes by Doris Y. Kadish, (electronic resource/)

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The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts
Title
The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection
Title remainder
a drama in five acts
Statement of responsibility
Charles de Remusat ; translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; with an introduction and notes by Doris Y. Kadish
Title variation
  • Saint-Domingue plantation
  • Insurrection
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Contributor
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Based on events that began in Saint-Domingue on August 21, 1791, The Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The Insurrection vividly dramatizes the genesis and outbreak of a slave revolt. When a representative of the French Assemblee nationale, Monsieur de Ten-dale, arrives at the Valombre family plantation to examine the condition of slaves in Saint-Domingue and to preach their liberation, he sparks a debate among the local cure and the Valombres - Monsieur, Madame, son Leon, and daughter Celestine - who disagree about how slaves should be treated and whether they should be freed. Meanwhile, rebellion brews on the plantation
  • As the slave revolt unfolds, the plays white hero, Leon, realizes the discrepancy between his liberal political and philosophical ideas and the reality of his familys economic interests. The black hero, Timur, confronts the slaves bloodthirsty desire to kill the masters, their resistance to his leadership, and the realization that freedom places heavy demands on him and the other insurgents
  • Translated into English by Norman R. Shapiro for the first time since its publication in 1825, The Saint-Domingue Plantation addresses a wide range of topics that anti-slavery activists raised during Charles de Remusats time, including antitorture measures and slaves access to the sacrament of marriage. An informative introduction by Doris Y. Kadish places the play in its historic and literary contexts, inviting further discussion and interpretation of this important work.--Jacket
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EBLCP
Dewey number
842/.7
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2386.R36
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts, Charles de Remusat ; translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; with an introduction and notes by Doris Y. Kadish, (electronic resource/)
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http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=439118
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Doris Y. Kadish
  • The Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The Insurrection
  • Map of Saint-Domingue appears opposite page 1
Control code
ocn781615052
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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remote
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The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts, Charles de Remusat ; translated by Norman R. Shapiro ; with an introduction and notes by Doris Y. Kadish, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=439118
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Doris Y. Kadish
  • The Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The Insurrection
  • Map of Saint-Domingue appears opposite page 1
Control code
ocn781615052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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