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The Common Wind Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution


Manufacturer: Verso Books

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"Winner of:
—The Museum of African American History’s Stone Book Award
—The Gilder Institute of American History’s Frederick Douglass Book Prize
—The Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Frantz Fanon Book Prize

The Common Wind is a gripping and colorful account of the intercontinental networks that tied together the free and enslaved masses of the New World. Having delved deep into the gray obscurity of official eighteenth-century records in Spanish, English, and French, Julius S. Scott has written a powerful “history from below.” Scott follows the spread of “rumors of emancipation” and the people behind them, bringing to life the protagonists in the slave revolution.

By tracking the colliding worlds of buccaneers, military deserters, and maroon communards from Venezuela to Virginia, Scott records the transmission of contagious mutinies and insurrections in unparalleled detail, providing readers with an intellectual history of the enslaved."

Written by Julius S Scott, foreword by Marcus Rediker. Published by Verso Books, 2020.

Product Code: 9781788732482

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