Category Archives: Guadeloupe

Black History Month 2013: France Abolishes Slavery

French Caribbean NewsOne is celebrating February 4 as the 219th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the French Empire. It was on this fateful day that the French National Convention under Jacobin influence took the bold step of becoming … Continue reading

Posted in French Guiana, French West Indies, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism | 18 Comments

Caribbean Project: Review: The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex

New World Philip D. Curtin’s The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex is a series of essays about the transnational entity that we have described here as “the Golden Circle” or the “South Atlantic System.” Curtin coined the term “South … Continue reading

Posted in Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, British Guiana, British Virgin Islands, British West Indies, Cuba, Dixie, Dominica, French Guiana, French West Indies, Grenada, Guadeloupe, History, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Martinique, Montserrat, Negroes, Nevis, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Saint-Domingue, Slavery, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Suriname, The Jewish Question, Tobago, Trinidad, U.S. Virgin Islands, White Supremacy, Whiteness, Windward Islands | Tagged , | 44 Comments

Caribbean Project: Visualizing The Plantation Complex

New World In The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex, Philip D. Curtin describes the geographic spread and extent of the slave plantation: “With the passage of time, the heart of the complex moved westward by way of the … Continue reading

Posted in American South, Brazil, British West Indies, Cuba, French Guiana, French West Indies, Guadeloupe, History, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Slavery, Suriname | 15 Comments

Caribbean Project: Review: Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World

New World In Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of New World Slavery, David Brion Davis sets the American South within the international context of the transatlantic slave trade and the rise and fall of other New World slave societies. … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: Louis Sebastien Mercier, Abbé Raynal, and Black Jacobinism

France If you ever wondered why the slaves in Saint-Domingue and the French Caribbean were emancipated and why free negroes were transformed into French citizens with equal rights during the French Revolution, here is a sample of the ravings of … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Racism, Anti-White, Europe, France, French West Indies, Guadeloupe, Haiti, History, Negroes, Progressives, Race Relations, Racism, Saint-Domingue, Whiteness | 6 Comments

Caribbean Project: Review: A Colony of Citizens

Guadeloupe In A Colony of Citizens: Revolution & Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804, Laurent DuBois focuses on the French Revolution as it unfolded in the colony of Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean. The book shows how free negroes … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Racism, Anti-White, Diversity, France, French Guiana, French West Indies, Guadeloupe, Haiti, History, Martinique, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Saint-Domingue, White Supremacy, Whiteness | Tagged , , , | 91 Comments

Caribbean Project: Napoleon Bonaparte: White Nationalist

France This is fascinating: Napoleon restored slavery in Guadeloupe and French Guiana, arrested and imprisoned Toussaint L’Ouverature, attempted to restore slavery in Saint-Domingue, banned negroes and mulattoes from the soil of the French Republic, and criminalized miscegenation and interracial marriage … Continue reading

Posted in France, French West Indies, Guadeloupe, History, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Saint-Domingue, White Nationalism, Whiteness | 28 Comments

Caribbean Project: The Republican Origins of Anti-Racism

French West Indies I’m still reading Laurent DuBois’s A Colony of Citizens: Revolution & Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 about the French Revolution in Guadeloupe. This book is gradually turning me into a raging royalist. Here’s a taste … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Racism, France, French West Indies, Guadeloupe, History, Multiculturalism, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Saint-Domingue, Whiteness | 11 Comments

Caribbean Project: The Leeward Islands

Leeward Islands It is time for some pure escapism from BRA … a journey to the Leeward Islands in the northern Lesser Antilles, the British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, Antigua, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy, and … Continue reading

Posted in Antigua, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, British West Indies, Diversity, Guadeloupe, History, Leeward Islands, Montserrat, Negroes, Nevis, Race Relations, Racism, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, U.S. Virgin Islands | 7 Comments

Caribbean Project: States’ Rights In The French West Indies

French West Indies Turning our attention to the French West Indies, we find the same debate over states’ rights vs. centralized government, conservatism vs. liberalism, racialism vs. humanism, white supremacy vs. negro equality in the 1790s that we can find … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Racism, Diversity, French West Indies, Guadeloupe, History, Martinique, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, Saint-Domingue, St. Lucia, White Supremacy, Whiteness | 7 Comments