Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic

Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic

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by Ashli White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801894158

ISBN-13: 9780801894152

Pub. Date: 02/26/2010

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

"The United States Felt the Impact of the Slave Insurrection in Saint-Domingue almost as soon as it began. The French possession, consisting of the western third of Hispaniola, was the most lucrative colony in the eighteenth-century West Indies, but its colonial regime came under threat in August 1791, when the enslaved majority rebelled, inaugurating what would

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"The United States Felt the Impact of the Slave Insurrection in Saint-Domingue almost as soon as it began. The French possession, consisting of the western third of Hispaniola, was the most lucrative colony in the eighteenth-century West Indies, but its colonial regime came under threat in August 1791, when the enslaved majority rebelled, inaugurating what would become the Haitian Revolution. Over the next thirteen years, violence racked the island, as black and colored Saint-Dominguans faced intractable resistance to their bid for freedom and citizenship. Plantations went up in flames; Spanish, British, and French armies invaded; and thousands of residents, white and nonwhite, fled to other Caribbean islands, Europe, and North America. The rebels persevered, and finally, in 1804, the largest slave uprising in history ended with emancipation and national independence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801894152
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Series:
Early America: History, Context, Culture
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 The "New Cape" 10

2 The Dangers of Philanthropy 51

3 Republican Refugees? 87

4 The Contagion of Rebellion 124

5 "The Horrors of St. Domingo"—A Reprise 166

Conclusion 203

Notes 213

Essay on Sources 255

Index 261

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