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New PDF release: A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution

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

ISBN-10: 1405198206

ISBN-13: 9781405198202

ISBN-10: 1444347535

ISBN-13: 9781444347531

This e-book bargains scholars a concise and obviously written assessment 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 most modern scholarship within the box in addition to the author’s unique research
  • Offers a important source for these learning independence hobbies in Latin the US, the heritage of the Atlantic global, the historical past of the African diaspora, and the age of the yank and French revolutions
  • Written through knowledgeable on either the French and Haitian revolutions to supply a balanced view
  • Presents a chronological, but thematic, account of the advanced old contexts that produced and formed the Haitian Revolution

Chapter 1 A Colonial Society in a progressive 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 strength, 1798–1801 (pages 90–113):
Chapter five The fight for Independence, 1802–1806 (pages 114–140):
Chapter 6 Consolidating Independence in a adverse international (pages 141–166):

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No doubt they sought courage and determination in the religious beliefs that helped unite a population made up of descendants of many different African ethnic groups. They would need whatever weapons they could obtain, beginning with the knives they used in the sugar-cane fields. The total intransigence of Saint-Domingue’s white slaveowners left them no choice but to resort to violence to claim their freedom. A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution, First Edition. Jeremy D. Popkin. © 2012 Jeremy D.

Popkin. © 2012 Jeremy D. Popkin. Published 2012 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 1 Ulrick Jean-Pierre, The Ceremony of Bois Caïman. In this modern recreation of the ceremony supposedly held at Bois Caïman to launch the August 1791 slave uprising, the insurrectionary leader Boukman Dutty holds a machete and a vodou ason or rattle, while a vodou priestess sacrifices a pig. To modern Haitians, dramatic images like this one evoke the courage of their ancestors and the connection between their struggle for freedom and the beliefs blacks brought with them from Africa.

Source: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Farere Dyer, New Orleans, Louisiana. The Slave Uprising in the North Province While recreations of the start of the Haitian Revolution such as Ulrick Jean-Pierre’s painting help us imagine the drama of that event, historians work with the surviving documentary evidence to reconstruct a more precise picture of how the slave insurrection of August 1791 began. In the absence of actual testimony from any of those who helped plan the uprising, many questions about its outbreak remain unanswerable.

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