Remembering and imagining slavery:

Postcolonial identities and the memorial landscape in the eastern caribbean


About the author

Catherine A. Reinhardt is a lecturer of French at Chapman University in southern California (USA).† She has given numerous talks and published articles on slavery in the French Caribbean and on French Caribbean literature.† Her book Claims to Memory: Beyond Slavery and Emancipation in the French Caribbean was published by Berghahn Books in 2006.† It won the Caribbean Philosophical Associationís 2007 Frantz Fanon Prize for Outstanding Work in Caribbean Thought and is now also available in paperback.† She is currently researching the memory of slavery in the Eastern Caribbean to expand this web publication and write a second book entitled Remembering and Imagining Slavery: Postcolonial Identities and the Memorial Landscape in the Eastern Caribbean.

The photographs for Guadeloupe and Martinique were taken in 2001 during a research trip funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend.† Photographs for Barbados will be taken in October-November 2008 funded by a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society.

© 2008 Catherine A.† Reinhardt - Department of Languages - Chapman University - One University Drive - Orange, CA 92866

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