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Les Beauharnais : Une fortune antillaise, 1756-1796

Preface by Jean CHAGNIOT

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Towards the end of the eighteenth century, sugar plantations in the West Indies were the Beauharnais family’s main source of income. Augmented by saltworks on the île de Ré and by private income from various domains between the Loire and Charente, this revenue was nevertheless vulnerable to the weather, competition, conflict at sea, as well as the Beauharnais’s own poor management. Their situation was all the more difficult at the end of the Ancien Régime, when their unsuccessful defence of the Windward Islands during the Seven Year War discredited them at court, depriving them of precious support after American independence. The French Revolution gave the next generation another chance, before Josephine’s marriage to Bonaparte eventually restored the family fortunes.

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Les Beauharnais : Une fortune antillaise, 1756-1796

Les Beauharnais : Une fortune antillaise, 1756-1796

Towards the end of the eighteenth century, sugar plantations in the West Indies were the Beauharnais family’s main source of income. Augmented by saltworks on the île de Ré and by private income from various domains between the Loire and Charente...

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Title Les Beauharnais : Une fortune antillaise, 1756-1796
Edition First Edition
By (author) Erick NOËL
Preface by Jean CHAGNIOT
ISSN 0073-0955
Issue 83
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 12/1/2003
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00892-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600008921
Reference no. 11-83
Publication Date 12/1/2003
Nb of pages X - 422
Illustrations 11 illustrations
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 750 gr
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