A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution

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John Wiley & Sons, 2012 - History - 202 pages
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This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti’s independence in 1804.

  • Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as the author’s original research
  • Offers a valuable resource for those studying independence movements in Latin America, the history of the Atlantic World, the history of the African diaspora, and the age of the American and French revolutions
  • Written by an expert on both the French and Haitian revolutions to offer a balanced view
  • Presents a chronological, yet thematic, account of the complex historical contexts that produced and shaped the Haitian Revolution
 

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Contents

A Colonial Society in a Revolutionary Era
10
The Uprisings 17911793
35
Republican Emancipation in SaintDomingue 17931798
62
Toussaint Louverture in Power 17981801
90
The Struggle for Independence 18021806
114
Consolidating Independence in a Hostile World
141
The Earthquake Crisis of 2010 and the Haitian
167
Index
191
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About the author (2012)

Jeremy D. Popkin is T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, and is the author of You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery (2010) and Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Uprising (2008).

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