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Freedom Papers This saga opens with the enslavement of a woman from Senegambia, and then traces her family's quest, across five generations, for lives of dignity and equality. The story of Rosalie and her descendants unfolds against the background of three great antiracist struggles: the Haitian Revolution, the French Revolution of 1848, and the U.S. Civil War. Full description
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" A sweeping tale of a fascinating family and the complex history of the African diaspora." -- Vanessa Bush, Booklist, 1st February 2012
" In this well-researched and readable family history, Scott and Hebrard recount the remarkable story of the Tinchants across generations and continents. As people of color, the Tinchants struggled, survived, and flourished--in Senegal, Cuba, New Orleans, Antwerp, and Paris; and through the Haitian Revolution, French Revolution of 1848, the Civil War and Reconstruction in the U.S., and WWII in Europe...Navigating the turbulent political and social waters of their various contexts, members of the Tinchant family often found themselves in "delicate position[s]," as in Joseph's attempt to sustain amiable contacts with the white customers of his retail store in New Orleans at the height of the Civil War. Throughout, the "family emerges as one with a tenacious commitment to claiming dignity and respect." Scott and Hebrard's rendering of the Tinchant family's story is historically enlightening and inspiring."--Publishers Weekly, 27th February
" Scott and Hebrard impressively spin the family's web from documents culled from local/national archives in the U.S., France, Spain, Belgium, Cuba, Senegal, England, and Haiti. There are an Atlantic map, a genealogical tree, and family pictures. They persuasively argue the cross-national connections, as well as the fragility of freedom and citizenship." --J. R. Kerr-Ritchie, Choice, 1st August 2013
Rebecca J. Scott is Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Jean M. Hebrard is a historian at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan.
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