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Dubois, Laurent 1971-

Works: 50 works in 214 publications in 4 languages and 11,595 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Drama  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, wpr, Creator
Classifications: F1923, 972.9403
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Most widely held works by Laurent Dubois
Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution by Laurent Dubois( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory
Soccer empire : the World Cup and the future of France by Laurent Dubois( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When France both hosted and won the World Cup in 1998, the face of its star player, Zinedine Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, was projected onto the Arc de Triomphe. During the 2006 World Cup finals, Zidane stunned the country by ending his spectacular career with an assault on an Italian player. In Soccer Empire, Laurent Dubois illuminates the connections between empire and sport by tracing the story of World Cup soccer, from the Cup's French origins in the 1930s to Africa and the Caribbean and back again. As he vividly recounts the lives of two of soccer's most electrifying players, Zidane and his outspoken teammate, Lilian Thuram, Dubois deepens our understanding of the legacies of empire that persist in Europe and brilliantly captures the power of soccer to change the nation and the world."--Publisher description
Haiti : the aftershocks of history by Laurent Dubois( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption, and has often been blamed for its own wretchedness. But as the author, a historian makes clear, its difficulties are rooted not only in its founding revolution, the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; but also in the hostility that this rebellion generated among the colonial powers and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. The author depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 uprising. He details how the indemnity imposed by the former French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, while frequent interventions by the United States Including a twenty-year occupation, and the internal divisions and political chaos that are the inevitable consequences of centuries of subversion, further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, he explores Haiti's overlooked successes as its revolution created a resilient culture insistent on autonomy and equality. He also shows the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard won liberty that alienated the nation's leaders from the broader population, setting the stage for enduring political conflict. Yet the Haitian people have never given up on their struggle for true democracy. This book reveals what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the western hemisphere" and illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge
A colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 by Laurent Dubois( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804 : a brief history with documents by Laurent Dubois( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Haitian Revolution paved way for the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and subsequently for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. This book looks at the political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean
The banjo : America's African instrument by Laurent Dubois( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The banjo has been called by many names over its history, but they all refer to the same sound--strings humming over skin--that has eased souls and electrified crowds for centuries. The Banjo invites us to hear that sound afresh in a biography of one of America's iconic folk instruments. Attuned to a rich heritage spanning continents and cultures, Laurent Dubois traces the banjo from humble origins, revealing how it became one of the great stars of American musical life. In the seventeenth century, enslaved people in the Caribbean and North America drew on their memories of varied African musical traditions to construct instruments from carved-out gourds covered with animal skin. Providing a much-needed sense of rootedness, solidarity, and consolation, banjo picking became an essential part of black plantation life. White musicians took up the banjo in the nineteenth century, when it became the foundation of the minstrel show and began to be produced industrially on a large scale. Even as this instrument found its way into rural white communities, however, the banjo remained central to African American musical performance. Twentieth-century musicians incorporated the instrument into styles ranging from ragtime and jazz to Dixieland, bluegrass, reggae, and pop. Versatile and enduring, the banjo combines rhythm and melody into a single unmistakable sound that resonates with strength and purpose. From the earliest days of American history, the banjo's sound has allowed folk musicians to create community and joy even while protesting oppression and injustice."--Jacket
Toussaint Louverture : the story of the only successful slave revolt in history : a play in three acts by C. L. R James( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Editorial note -- Author's note [1936] -- Characters in order of appearance -- Toussaint Louverture; the story of the only successful slave revolt in history [1934] -- Notices -- Photograph and programme [1936] -- Act II, scene 1 of Toussaint Louverture [1936] -- Reviews -- Appendices: 1. C.L.R. James, "The intelligence of the Negro", The Beacon, I, 5, August 1931 -- 2. C.L.R. James, "A century of freedom"?, The Listener, 31 May 1933 -- 3. C.L.R. James, "Slavery today : a shocking exposure", Tit-bits, 5 August 1933 -- 4. Paul Robeson, "I want Negro culture", News Chronicle, 30 May 1935 -- 5. C.L.R. James, ""Civilising" the "Blacks" : why Britain needs to maintain her African possessions", New Leader, 29 May 1936 -- 6. George Padmore, letter to Dr. Alain Locke, 19 December 1936 -- 7. C.L.R. James, [The Maverick Club], The Nation, 28 February 1959 -- 8. C.L.R. James, "A unique personality", New Society, 8 February 1979 -- 9. C.L.R. James, "Paul Robeson", Race Today, 16, no. 4, May/June 1985
The Princeton companion to Atlantic history by Joseph Calder Miller( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the first encyclopedic reference work on Atlantic history, takes an integrated, multicontinental approach that emphasizes the dynamics of change and the perspectives and motivations of the peoples who made it happen
The language of the game : how to understand soccer by Laurent Dubois( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's history, tactics, and human drama. Profiling soccer's full cast of characters--goalies and position players, referees and managers, commentators and fans--historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story. He also shows how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness"
Critique of Black reason by Achille Mbembe( Book )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent critic Achille Mbembe reevaluates history and racism, offering a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness-from the Atlantic slave trade to the present-to show how the conjoining of the biological fiction of race with definitions of Blackness have been and continue to be used to uphold oppression
Origins of the Black Atlantic by Laurent Dubois( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People and ideas in circulation -- Atlantic generations -- Africa in the Americas -- Insurrection and emancipation in the Atlantic
Revolution! : the Atlantic world reborn( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores, largely through illustrations, how three globally influential revolutions transformed politics and culture between 1763 and 1816, from the triumph of the British Empire in the Seven Years' War to the end of the Napoleonic Wars
Les esclaves de la République l'histoire oubliée de la première émancipation : 1789-1794 by Laurent Dubois( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents constitutionnels d'Haïti 1790-1860( )

6 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the American and French revolutions at the end of the 18th century, the first modern constitutional documents adopted in the Americas outside of the US were penned in Haiti. This newly revised edition takes into account for the first time all constitutional documents from 1790 onward, thus offering a unique window on the early constitutional history of the first independent Latin American country
Philokypros : mélanges de philologie et d'antiquités grecques et proche-oritentales dédiés à la mémorie d'Olivier Masson( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les vengeurs du Nouveau Monde : histoire de la Révolution haïtienne by Laurent Dubois( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inscriptions grecques dialectales de Sicile by Laurent Dubois( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recherches sur le dialecte arcadien by Laurent Dubois( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Jacobins noirs Toussaint-Louverture et la Révolution de Saint-Domingue by C. L. R James( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logique du pire, logique d'empire ou La guerre sans fin des États-Unis by Jean-Philippe Melchior( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution
Soccer empire : the World Cup and the future of FranceHaiti : the aftershocks of historyA colony of citizens : revolution & slave emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804Slave revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804 : a brief history with documentsOrigins of the Black Atlantic
Alternative Names
Dubois, Laurent M. 1971-

Dubois, Laurent M. (Laurent Marc), 1971-

Dubois, Laurent Marc 1971-

Laurent Dubois French historian

Laurent Dubois historiador francés

Laurent Dubois Historien

Laurent Dubois onderzoeker

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English (142)

French (34)

Spanish (2)

German (1)