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Reimagining LiberationHow Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire$
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Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042935

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.001.0001

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Eugénie Éboué-Tell and Jane Vialle

Eugénie Éboué-Tell and Jane Vialle

Refiguring Power in the French Union

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(p.82) 3. Eugénie Éboué-Tell and Jane Vialle
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Reimagining Liberation
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Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.003.0005

Chapter three functions as a bridge between the first two chapters on locating possibilities for liberation in the grey area of Antillean departmentalization, and the next two chapters on African women’s demands for independence. It examines the ways in which Eugénie Éboué-Tell’s and Jane Vialle’s work in the French senate connected the anticolonial activism of women in the Antilles and French Equatorial Africa, and extended this activism beyond the borders of imperial France to include the United States. Both women forged transnational black feminist networks and thus claimed multiple communities and political affiliations that often defied imperial and national borders.

Keywords:   Jane Vialle, Éboué, Equatorial Africa, senate, independence, transnational feminism, France

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