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  1. Thomas-Alexandre had been born in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), the mixed-race, natural son of the marquis Alexandre Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie (Antoine), a French nobleman and général commissaire in the artillery of the colony, and Marie-Cessette Dumas, an enslaved woman of Afro-Caribbean ancestry.

  2. Apr 2, 2014 · Abolitionists Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas is a celebrated French author best known for his historical adventure novels, including 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo.'...

  3. Dec 11, 2023 · As the grandson of a French aristocrat and the enslaved woman he bought to be his concubine, however, he suffered racist abuse throughout his life – and, as some critics have argued, racist prejudices may have led to the devaluing of his literary work even after his death.

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  5. They write new content and verify and edit content received from contributors. Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (born March 25, 1762, Saint-Domingue [now Haiti]—died February 26, 1806, Villers-Cotterêts, France) French general during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Dumas’s mother, Marie-Cessette Dumas, was a Black enslaved woman.

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  6. Dec 5, 2018 · It was racism that saw the failure of his journal, Le Mousquetaire, but it was his extravagant living that led to his increased debt and court cases. His decline had started and by the time of his...

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  7. Jan 16, 2014 · The role of race in the life and literature of Alexandre Dumas: The episode that inspired the man behind the Musketeers A new adaptation of Dumas' classic tale is set to screen on the BBC...

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