New E book: « Au-delà de la couleur »

Baptiste Bonnefoy’s Au-delà de la couleur : Miliciens noirs et mulâtres de la Caraïbe (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles) was printed by Presses universitaires de Rennes in Might 2022. 2022. With introductions by Renaud Morieux and Jean-Paul Zuñiga, the guide explores the historical past of Black and mulatto militiamen of the seventeenth and 18th century Caribbean. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]

Description: A web site of colonial battles, the Caribbean introduced collectively discontinuous and precarious imperial territories. In colonial facilities, the militia was usually the primary armed power for territorial protection and concrete policing, particularly, policing of slaves. This guide is in regards to the black and mulatto militiamen of those Caribbean cities, guardians of a colonial order that willingly mobilized the lexicon of shade to precise social hierarchies. They steadily served in separate firms commanded by officers of shade. Separation was a approach to reward native elites of shade whereas setting theoretical limits on their social mobility.

By specializing in these militiamen and officers of shade, this guide examines the function and which means of “shade” for males within the colonial milieu, in addition to the emergence, perpetuation, and limitations of elites of shade within the Americas. Due to a multi-sited strategy, and with out minimizing the intense violence of colonial societies, it frees itself from the discourses of the actors, by which shade is omnipresent, to dissect practices and standards for classification, and thus account for the native development of social domination.

Baptiste Bonnefoy, physician in historical past from the Faculty for Superior Research within the Social Sciences (École des hauts études en sciences sociales, EHESS), is a lecturer on the College of Paris Nanterre, a member of the American Worlds laboratory (Mondes Américains, UMR 8168) and related to the Middle for Historic Analysis (Centre de recherches historiques, UMR 8558).

Translated by Ivette Romero. For authentic description (in French) and desk of contents, see

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