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
     
 

Winner, Gilbert Chinard Prize, Society for French Historical Studies and the Institut Français d’Amérique

Encountering Revolution looks afresh at the profound impact of the Haitian Revolution on the early United States. The first book on the subject in more than two decades, it redefines our understanding of the relationship between

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Winner, Gilbert Chinard Prize, Society for French Historical Studies and the Institut Français d’Amérique

Encountering Revolution looks afresh at the profound impact of the Haitian Revolution on the early United States. The first book on the subject in more than two decades, it redefines our understanding of the relationship between republicanism and slavery at a foundational moment in American history.

"This richly detailed study is especially important in extending our understanding of the impact of the Haitian Revolution on U.S. society back to the 1790s and to other strata beyond its elite political class."— American Historical Review

"White has written the go-to or standard account of the Haitian Revolution’s impact on the United States."— H-SHEAR, H-Net Reviews

"White's volume dovetails nicely with earlier studies of American thoughts about the Haitian Revolution and helps show how the revolution's potential explosiveness was rendered moot by southern commentators wielding American exceptionalism."— Journal of American History

"A serious work of sober analysis, it has been written with great patience and scholarly care, making it accessible to seasoned researchers and undergraduates alike."— William and Mary Quarterly

Johns Hopkins University Press

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ISBN-13:
9780801894152
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/26/2010
Series:
Early America: History, Context, Culture Series
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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