Haitian Revolutionary Studies

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Indiana University Press, Aug 12, 2002 - Social Science - 352 pages

The Haitian Revolution of 1789--1803 transformed the Caribbean's wealthiest colony into the first independent state in Latin America, encompassed the largest slave uprising in the Americas, and inflicted a humiliating defeat on three colonial powers. In Haitian Revolutionary Studies, David Patrick Geggus sheds new light on this tremendous upheaval by marshaling an unprecedented range of evidence drawn from archival research in six countries. Geggus's fine-grained essays explore central issues and little-studied aspects of the conflict, including new historiography and sources, the origins of the black rebellion, and relations between slaves and free people of color. The contributions of vodou and marronage to the slave uprising, Toussaint Louverture and the abolition question, the policies of the major powers toward the revolution, and its interaction with the early French Revolution are also addressed. Questions about ethnicity, identity, and historical knowledge inform this essential study of a complex revolution.

 

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Pagina 13 ci sono i due commisari civili: Polverel e Santhonax.
Pagina 15 decreto di Santhonax sulla liberazione degli schiavi e sue conseguenze.
pagina 45 su fonti da consultare per avere visione di ciň che successe ad Haiti. ( Debats)
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Contents

The Haitian Revolution
5
New Approaches and Old
33
Underexploited Sources
43
The Causation of Slave Rebellions An Overview
55
Marronage Vodou and the Slave Revolt of 1791
69
The Bois Caiman Ceremony
81
The Swiss and the Problem of SlaveFree Colored Cooperation
99
The VolteFace of Toussaint Louverture
119
Racial Equality Slavery and Colonial Secession during the Constituent Assembly
157
The Great Powers and the Haitian Revolution
171
The Slave Leaders in Exile Spains Resettlement of Its Black Auxiliary Troops
179
The Naming of Haiti
207
Chronology
221
Notes
225
Works Cited
305
Index
329

Slave Soldier Rebel The Strange Career of Jean Kina
137

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Page 276 - David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1966); Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1975), and Winthrop D.

About the author (2002)

David Patrick Geggus is Professor of History at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is the author of Slavery, War, and Revolution, editor of The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, and co-editor (with David Barry Gaspar) of A Turbulent Time: The French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean (Indiana University Press).

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