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Sugar and Slavery, Family and Race: the Letters and Diary of Pierre Dessalles, Planter in Martinique, 1808-1856 (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History & Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

Diaries of nineteenth-century plantation managers are rare; diaries of French sugar planters are rarer still. Although such works as the diaries of Ella Gertrude Thomas and James Henry Hammond provide insight into the plantation societies of the antebellum South, virtually no contemporary source treats planter-slave relations as extensively, or presents a white planter's views on slave society in as much detail, as do the letters and diary of Pierre Dessalles.

Now Elborg Forster and Robert Forster have translated and edited the most historically and socially significant portions of this unusual work. Previously available only in a four-volume French edition, these materials treat a wide range of topics, including the slave economy, management and socialization of the labor force, the role of free blacks in society, the lives led by the plantation owners, and, significantly, black-white relations before, during, and after emancipation.

Review:

"In Sugar and Slavery, Family and Race, the world of the French Caribbean during the late slave era and emancipation is evoked through the letters and diary of Martinican planter Pierre Dessales. The private journal reflects an intractable and often brutal personality, while the letters provide a marked contrast, containing a much more restrained and judicious self-presentation. The editing of the volume is authoritative, cutting down what was once a four-volume work in French to manageable length while retaining details of interest for the historian or general reader. Additionally, two essential tools for the researcher are provided—a masterful introduction to the historical context of the diary, and a comprehensive index. While these permit the easy location of passages of particular interest, the book reads almost like a novel and can be read and enjoyed as a whole." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

"The editors have been most perceptive in making these documents available to the English-reading audience, because the lessons they contain about the system of slavery are universal in nature... It reveals a complex and personal relationship among the races that may be surprising." — The Historian

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801851544
Editor:
Forster, Robert
Editor:
Forster, Elborg
Editor:
Forster, Robert
Author:
Dessalles, Pierre
Author:
Dasalles, Pierre
Author:
Forster, Elborg
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
France
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Martinique
Subject:
Martinique Biography.
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Martinique Social life and customs.
Subject:
Dessalles, Pierre
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History & Culture
Series Volume:
38-5A
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.96x6.01x.87 in. 1.07 lbs.

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