Category Archives: Martinique

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: 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: 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: The Windward Islands

The Windward Islands The Windward Islands are the southern half of the Lesser Antilles: Martinique, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, the Grenadines and Barbados. Most of these islands were settled by the French but were acquired by Britain in the Seven … Continue reading

Posted in Barbados, British Nationalism, Dominica, French West Indies, Grenada, History, Martinique, Negroes, Race Realism, Race Relations, Racism, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Tobago, Windward Islands | 72 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