By Wim Klooster, Geert Oostindie
This name is out there on-line in Open entry . initially released with ISBN 978-90-67-18380-2 From 1795 via 1800, a sequence of revolts rocked Curacao, a small yet strategically situated Dutch colony simply off the South American continent. a mix of inner and exterior components produced those uprisings, during which unfastened and enslaved islanders particiapted with a variety of targets. a massive slave riot in August 1795 was once the hole salvo for those tumultuous 5 years. whereas this insurrection is a widely known episode in Curacao an background, its wider Caribbean and Atlantic context is far much less identified. additionally missing are stories sketching a transparent photograph of the turbulent 5 years that undefined. it really is in those darkish corners that this quantity goals to shed gentle. The occasions mentioned during this e-book fall squarely in the Age of Revolutions, the interval that begun with the onset of the yank Revolution in 1775, used to be punctuated by means of the dying of the ancien regime in France, observed the institution of a black country in Haiti, and witnessed the cave in of Spanish rule in mainland the USA. All of those revolutions appeared to converge through the past due eighteenth century in Curacao. The seven contributions during this quantity supply new insights within the nature of slave resistance within the Age of Revolutions, the extraordinary flows of individuals and ideas within the past due eighteenth-century Caribbean, and the original neighborhood historical past of Curacao. complete textual content (Open entry)
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Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800 by Wim Klooster, Geert Oostindie