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By David Kazanjian

ISBN-10: 0822361515

ISBN-13: 9780822361510

ISBN-10: 0822361701

ISBN-13: 9780822361701

In The breaking point of Freedom David Kazanjian revises nineteenth-century conceptions of freedom by means of studying the methods black settler colonists in Liberia and Mayan rebels in Yucatán imagined easy methods to stay freely. targeting colonial and early nationwide Liberia and the Caste warfare of Yucatán, Kazanjian translates letters from black settlers in apposition to letters and literature from Mayan rebels and their Creole antagonists. He reads those ignored, multilingual records no longer for his or her descriptive content material, yet for a way they unsettle and recast liberal kinds of freedom inside worldwide structures of racial capitalism. through juxtaposing unheralded and likely unrelated Atlantic histories, Kazanjian unearths remarkably clean, nuanced, and worldly conceptions of freedom thriving amidst the archived daily. The verge of collapse of Freedom’s speculative, quotidian globalities eventually ask us to improvise radical methods of residing within the world.

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