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Baron de Vastey and the Twentieth-Century Theater of Haitian Independence
By paying more attention to performances rather than readings of Vastey, in this chapter the author asks what understandings of Haitian independence, Haitian sovereignty, and the Black AtlanticExpand
Monstrous Testimony: Baron de Vastey and the Politics of Black Memory
In January 1821, only months after the death of King Henry Christophe and the reunification of Haiti under President Jean-Pierre Boyer, Caleb Cushing provided a lengthy, much reprinted and referencedExpand
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Baron de Vastey’s Testimonio and the Politics of Black Memory
This chapter suggests that the language used by John Beverley to describe testimonio as a form of protest against the violence of modernity, “a revulsion for fiction and for the fictive as such,” canExpand