A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution by Jeremy D. Popkin(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

By Jeremy D. Popkin(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

This e-book bargains scholars a concise and obviously written review of the occasions of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave rebellion within the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the assertion of Haiti’s independence in 1804.

  • Draws at the newest scholarship within the box in addition to the author’s unique research
  • Offers a worthy source for these learning independence pursuits in Latin the United States, the heritage of the Atlantic global, the heritage of the African diaspora, and the age of the yank and French revolutions
  • Written via knowledgeable on either the French and Haitian revolutions to provide a balanced view
  • Presents a chronological, but thematic, account of the advanced ancient contexts that produced and formed the Haitian Revolution

Chapter 1 A Colonial Society in a innovative period (pages 10–34):
Chapter 2 The Uprisings, 1791–1793 (pages 35–61):
Chapter three Republican Emancipation in Saint?Domingue, 1793–1798 (pages 62–89):
Chapter four Toussaint Louverture in energy, 1798–1801 (pages 90–113):
Chapter five The fight for Independence, 1802–1806 (pages 114–140):
Chapter 6 Consolidating Independence in a antagonistic international (pages 141–166):

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Among the participants in this unsuccessful campaign was André Rigaud, who would later become Toussaint Louverture’s most important political rival. With the end of the American war in 1783, Saint-Domingue’s seemingly irresistible economic rise resumed. To make up for the cutoff of slave imports during the war, planters purchased record numbers of new African laborers, and a new wave of whites arrived from France. A decree in August 1784 opened Saint-Domingue’s major ports to trade with the newly independent United States.

Ogé and his supporters, many of them slaveowners themselves, did not call for the emancipation of the slaves, but they were the first group to resort to force to challenge racial hierarchy in the colony. Source: Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, Cabinet des Estampes. 32 A Colonial Society in a Revolutionary Era rejected. White forces soon dispersed Ogé’s followers. He and a few associates fled across the border into the Spanish colony of Santo Domingo, but the Spanish authorities turned them over to the French.

Notaries drawing up legal documents had to use specific terms to identify them, and they were forbidden to use the family names of their white ancestors. In practice, many of these laws were widely ignored, but free men of color were excluded from all government posts and from commanding military units. When the French Revolution broke out, they would be quick to seize on its promises of liberty and equality to demand the abolition of these restrictions. Critics and Defenders of Slavery In addition to the tensions generated by the slavery system and the conflicts between whites and the free people of color, Saint-Domingue in the years before 1789 was increasingly affected by new ideas coming from Europe and the newly independent United States.

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