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Nesbitt, Nick

Universal Emancipation

The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment Nick Nesbitt

Unlike the American and French Revolutions, the Haitian Revolution was the first in a modern state to implement human rights universally and unconditionally. Going well beyond the selective emancipation of white adult male property owners, the Haitian Revolution is of vital importance, Nick Nesbitt... More

Voicing Memory

History and Subjectivity in French Caribbean Literature Nick Nesbitt

In Voicing Memory Nick Nesbitt argues that the aesthetic practices of twentieth-century French Caribbean writers reconstruct a historical awareness that had been lost amid the repressive violence of slavery, the plantation system, and colonial exploitation. Drawing on the work of Aimé Césaire,... More