The World of the Haitian Revolution

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David Patrick Geggus, Norman Fiering
Indiana University Press, 2009 - History - 419 pages

In January 1804, the once wealthy colony of Saint-Domingue declared its independence from France and adopted the Amerindian name "Haiti." Independence was the outcome of the extraordinary uprising of the colony's slaves. Although a central event in the history of the French in the New World, the full significance of the revolution has yet to be realized. These essays deepen our understanding of Haiti during the period from 1791 to 1815. They consider the colony's history and material culture; its "free people of color"; the events leading up to the revolution and its violent unfolding; the political and economic fallout from the revolution; and its cultural representations.

 

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Contents

vestiges of the Built Landscape of prerevolutionary
21
saintdomingues Free people of Color and the tools
49
The Complex route
65
The insurgents of 1791 Their Leaders and
99
The politics of violence in
111
Marriage Manhood
125
vi
156
The saintdomingue slave revolution and the unfolding
177
The saintdominguan refugees and American distinctiveness
248
saintdomingue slaves
261
repercussions of the Haitian revolution in Brazil
284
American and French
317
representations of the Haitian revolution
339
neoclassicism and the Haitian revolution
352
Epilogue
393
List of Contributors
403

The French revolutions other island
199
slavery revolution and Freedom
223

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About the author (2009)

David Patrick Geggus teaches history at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Among his books are Slavery, War and Revolution and Haitian Revolutionary Studies (IUP, 2003).

Norman Fiering is author of Moral Philosophy at Seventeenth-Century Harvard: A Discipline in Transition and Jonathan Edwards's Moral Thought and Its British Context. Fiering is past director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library.

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