Revolution, Romanticism, and the Afro-Creole Protest Tradition in Louisiana, 1718-1868

Revolution, Romanticism, and the Afro-Creole Protest Tradition in Louisiana, 1718-1868

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Louisiana State Univ Pr

With the Federal occupation of New Orleans in 1862, Afro-Creole leaders in that city, along with their white allies, seized upon the ideals of the American and French Revolutions and images of revolutionary events in the French Caribbean and demanded Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. Their republican idealism produced the postwar South's most progressive vision of the future. Caryn Cossé Bell, in her impressive, sweeping study, traces the eighteenth-century origins of this Afro-Creole political and intellectual heritage, its evolution in antebellum New Orleans, and its impact on the Civil War and Reconstruction.



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Traces how the Latin European religious culture and tripartite racial order of colonial New Orleans underlay the South's most progressive vision of the future at the end of the Civil War. Explains how the city's Afro-Creole leaders were steeped in the ideals of the American and French Revolutions, revolutionary images from the Caribbean, a Catholic universalist ethic, and Romantic philosophy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780585329970
0585329974
0807120960
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 325 p.) : ill

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