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Escape from Vichy : the refugee exodus to the French Caribbean, Eric T. Jennings

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Escape from Vichy : the refugee exodus to the French Caribbean
Title
Escape from Vichy
Title remainder
the refugee exodus to the French Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
Eric T. Jennings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book follows the wartime escape of thousands of European refugees to Martinique, and the myriad encounters that resulted. This previously untold story speaks to many contemporary concerns, including migration, cultural trends, resistance, encounter, ethnicity and identity, migration and diaspora. The roughly five thousand refugees at the heart of this book, who streamed from Marseille to Martinique in 1940-41 comprised Spanish Republicans, anti-Nazi Germans, Jews, and political and intellectual dissidents of various stripes. Most were wanted by the Nazis. Their desperate quest to reach the Western Hemisphere led them into the limbo of Vichy-controlled Martinique, which for visa related reasons proved easier to reach than New York. There, many forged lasting ties, amongst each other, but also with leading local dissidents, be they Gaullists or young thinkers like the Césaires, articulating their own vision of Blackness at this very time. The book explores the intellectual and artistic convergences that this encounter elicited between Negritude and Surrealism, while bringing to life the particular context of wartime Martinique.--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jennings, Eric T.
Dewey number
940.53/1450972982
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D809.M435
LC item number
J46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Martinique
  • Political refugees
  • Political refugees
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Intellectual life
  • Political refugees
  • Refugees
  • Europe
  • France
  • Martinique
  • 15.85 history of America
  • Caribbean region
  • Geistesleben
  • Politischer Flüchtling
  • Weltkrieg
  • Europa
  • Frankreich
  • Martinique
  • Vichy-Regime
Label
Escape from Vichy : the refugee exodus to the French Caribbean, Eric T. Jennings
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Undesirables -- Opening the Martinique corridor -- Understanding the Martinique route -- The crossings -- Wartime Martinique -- Snake charmers in a viper's nest -- Surrealism meets Negritude -- The window closes
Control code
1002820246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780674983380
Lccn
2017036661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99976226820
  • 40028019903
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002820246
Label
Escape from Vichy : the refugee exodus to the French Caribbean, Eric T. Jennings
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Undesirables -- Opening the Martinique corridor -- Understanding the Martinique route -- The crossings -- Wartime Martinique -- Snake charmers in a viper's nest -- Surrealism meets Negritude -- The window closes
Control code
1002820246
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780674983380
Lccn
2017036661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 99976226820
  • 40028019903
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002820246

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