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French West Indies

(see also Haiti)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

WWW Virtual Library (Cayenne)

WWW Virtual Library (Guadalupe)

WWW Virtual Library (Martinique)

In the Library: Articles

Benoit, Jean. "Quelques facteurs sociaux de la différentiation raciale aux Antilles Françaises," Proceedings of the International Congress of Americanists 35,2 (México, 1962):87-94.

__________. "Types de plantations et groupes sociaux au Martinique," Cahiers des Amériques Latines 2 (1968):130-59.

Kovats-Beaudoux, Edith. "A dominant minority: the White Creoles of Martinique," in L. Comitas & D. Lowenthal (eds.) Slaves, Free Men, Citizens: West Indian Perspectives (NY: Anchor, 1973).

Lévy, J.J. Un village au bout du monde (Montreal, 1976). Martinique.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bebel-Gisler, Dany. Leonora: The Buried Story of Guadeloupe [1985] (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 1994).

Burton, Richard & Fred Reno (eds.) French & West Indian (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 1994).

Hearn. Lafcadio. Two Years in the French West Indies (NY, 1890).

Horowitz, Michael. Morne-Paysan: Peasant Village in Martinique (NY, 1967).

Murch, Arvin. Black Frenchmen: The Political Integration of the French Antilles (Cambridge MA: Schenckman, 1972).

Price, Richard. The Convict & the Colonel: A Story of Colonialism & Resistance in the Caribbean (Boston, 1998).

Redfield, Peter. Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana (Berkeley: U. of California, 2000).

In the Library: Fiction

Césaire, Aimé. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (Paris, 1971).

Chamoiseau, Patrick. Texaco [1992] (NY, 1998). Poor people's perspective on history of 19th & 20th-c. Martinique.

__________. School Days (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1994).

Hearn, Lafcadio. Youma (NY, 1890). Martinique slave revolt of 1848.

Schwartz-Bart, Simone. The Bridge of Beyond [1972] (Oxford, 1982). Women's life in Guadeloupe.

Zobel, Joseph. Black Shack Alley [1950] (Boulder, 1997).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Aimé Césaire: Poet & Statesman" [2003], dir. A. Scarboro & S. Wilcox, 42m. From Cinema Guild.

"Jocelyn Valverde: French Caribbean Poet" [2001], dir. A. Scarboro & S. Wilcox, 24m. From Cinema Guild.

"Maryse Conde Speaks from the Heart" [2003], dir. Susan Wilcox, 48m. From Cinema Guild.

"Raphael Confiant Speaks" [2001], dir. Susan Wilcox, 60m. From Cinema Guild.

"Sugar Cane Alley" [1984], dir. Euzhan Palcy, 107m. In video stores.

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