Index
abject, 84–94; Kristeva on, 89–90
abolition, 3, 11, 14, 17; in Cuba, 56,
111; in Dominican Republic, 132,
167, 170; in Haiti, 229–36; pas-
sage of law in Brazil, 19; passage
of law in France, 217, 219–21,
264; passage of law in Spain, 42;
political autonomy and, 2, 37, 56,
117, 120, 223, 304 n. 82, 322 n. 43;
in Saint Domingue, 214–26, 227,
229, 262. See also abolitionism;
antislavery; emancipation; slavery
abolitionism, 2, 10, 16, 17, 18, 20,
37, 48, 97, 124, 146, 170, 181, 257,
287 n. 1, 290 n. 6, 290 n. 7; black
(United States), 2, 291 n. 9; Brit-
ish, 17–18, 81–82, 97, 107, 245–
46, 256, 290 n. 7; competition of
empires and, 290 n. 6; in Cuba,
107–28; in film, 17–18; French,
10, 52, 211, 216, 222–26, 246, 291
n. 7; in literature, 10, 17–19, 43,
107–28; melodrama and, 18;
moderate, 17, 18, 37, 42, 108, 117,
137, 230; radical, 2, 9, 11, 16, 17,
18, 25, 36, 37, 43, 47, 51, 54, 83,
94, 110–12, 118, 178, 182, 190,
274, 287 n. 1, 289 n. 3, 290 n. 6,
304 n. 82, 321 n. 39; in Spain, 111;
women and, 17, 298 n. 49. See
also abolition; antislavery; eman-
cipation; revolutions; slavery
Academy San Alejandro (Cuba), 57,
60, 73–75, 313 n. 4. See also paint-
ing: in Cuba
Adams, John Quincy, 4
Adorno, Theodor W., 34
aesthetics: Espada and, 72; of for-
mer slaves, 254; ‘‘good taste’’ and,
61–66; hierarchies and, 60, 63;
judgment, ix, 70, 91, 95; neo-
classicism and, 91, 96; in Plácido
criticism, 89–93; race and, 57–
76; romanticism and, 96. See
also literature; painting; poetry;
taste
Africa, 10; Aponte and, 44, 49, 50;
diasporic cultures and, 34–36, 50,
53; Haitian Revolution a√ected by,
13–16; in Saint Domingue the-
ater, 212–13
Afrocentrism, 48–54
agency, 9, 42, 137, 146, 344 n. 12; of
slaves, 110–11, 117, 145–46
Age of Revolution, ix, xi, 1, 7, 98,
274, 287 n. 1; in Caribbean, 20,
60
Alexis, Jacques Stephen, 206
Alix, Juan Antonio, 172. See also lit-
erature, Haitian
American Revolution, ix, 7–9, 304
n. 82
Amis des Noirs, 7, 52, 111, 215–16,
221, 222, 291 n. 7
Anderson, Benedict, 259
Angulo Guridi, Alejandro, 193
Angulo Guridi, Javier, 157–58, 193.
See also literature, Dominican
antislavery: Aponte conspiracy, 41–
56; Escalera Conspiracy, 77–83;
slave insurgency and, 1, 4, 5, 260;
transnational politics and, 1–2, 11,
19, 44, 50, 51, 77, 226, 236–44,
259, 304 n. 82. See also abolition;
abolitionism; disavowal; eman-
cipation; revolutions
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