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 ofthe events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising inthe French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration ofHaiti’s independence in 1804.

  • Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as theauthor’s original research
  • Offers a valuable resource for those studying independencemovements in Latin America, the history of the Atlantic World, thehistory of the African diaspora, and the age of the American andFrench revolutions
  • Written by an expert on both the French and Haitian revolutionsto offer a balanced view
  • Presents a chronological, yet thematic, account of the complexhistorical contexts that produced and shaped the HaitianRevolution
 

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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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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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