By Kristen Stromberg Childers

In 1946, at a time whilst different French colonies have been simply starting to separate from of French imperial regulate, the folks of the French Antilles-the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe-voted to hitch the French country as departments (Départments d'outre mer, or DOMs). Eschewing independence in want of whole integration with the metropole, the folks of the French Antilles affirmed their Frenchness in a massive selection that will outline their citizenship and form their politics for many years to come.

For Antilleans, this novel course was once the normal fruits of a centuries-long quest for acceptance in their equality with the French and a method of overcoming the entrenched political and financial strength of the islands' white minority. sadness with departmentalization speedy set in, Kristen Stromberg Childers exhibits during this paintings, because the promised equality used to be sluggish in coming and Antillean contributions to global conflict II went unrecognized. Champions of departmentalization reminiscent of goalé Césaire argued that the "race-blind" Republic used to be faraway from common and egalitarian. The French executive struggled to stem unrest via fiscal improvement, tourism, and immigration to the metropole, the place exertions used to be in brief provide. Antilleans fought opposed to racial and gender stereotypes imposed on them through eu French and sought to stem the tide of white metropolitan staff arriving within the Antilles. even though departmentalization has been criticized as a susceptible substitute to nationwide independence, it used to be overwhelmingly well known between Antilleans on the time of the vote, and next unhappiness displays the damaged gives you of assimilation greater than the inaccurate nature of the decision.
Contrasting with the wars of decolonization in Algeria and Vietnam, looking Imperialism's include examines the Antilleans' extra peaceable yet possibly both vexing means of forging a countrywide identification within the French empire.

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