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By Pierre Force

In 1729, Marc-Antoine Lamerenx, a minor French nobleman, set sail for Saint-Domingue. two decades later, peasant Jean Mouscardy additionally made the lengthy and hard trip to Saint-Domingue. even though the lads weren't similar and had little in universal, they hailed from an analogous Pyrenean city, l. a. Bastide Clairence. within the New global, they either settled in Saint-Martin-du-Dondon, the place they made their fortunes turning out to be espresso. After the Haitian slave insurrection uprooted them, a few of their descendants stayed in Haiti and participated in development the recent kingdom. Others took shelter in France, all started companies in New Orleans, or transferred their slaves and their Haitian event to new espresso plantations in Cuba.

Wealth and Disaster follows the emigrant Lamerenx and Mouscardy households over 3 generations and diverse destinations around the Caribbean. Pierre strength lines their white and mixed-race descendants from the early-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries and over a long time of comings and goings among their French ancestral city and Saint-Domingue, Cuba, and New Orleans. an opportunity stumble upon in a French archive led strength to discover an epic saga, a desirable and character-driven tale of pirates, revolution, extraordinary riches, monetary ruination, typical catastrophe, harsh imprisonment, and the increase of the plantation economy.

By watching the circulate of some participants among the Pyrenees and the Caribbean, strength is ready to exhibit how those worlds grew to become interconnected. Arguing that who emigrated and the way trusted one’s place within the Pyrenean house-based approach, strength additionally unearths how capital accumulation in Saint-Domingue depended on Pyrenean networks and the way, in flip, wealth obtained in the United States replaced the foundations of the sport again domestic. an exhilarating and available historical past, Wealth and catastrophe offers riveting perception into the matrimonial concepts and inheritance customs of French rural society and the ensuing offerings to to migrate or to stay.

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