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Slave Revolution in the Caribbean 1789-1804
A Brief History with Documents
 
 
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21 Apr 2006
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The Haitian Revolution was the first successful slave rebellion, establishing Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the world. In this broad selection of documents the authors clarify the complex issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean.


Description

The Haitian Revolution was the first successful slave rebellion, establishing Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the world. In this broad selection of documents the authors clarify the complex issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean.


Reviews

'This is the most succinct, convenient and accurate history of the Haitian Revolution currently available. It fills a significant gap in the historiography between monographs and general histories on one side and novels and creative literature on the other. The authors have produced an intelligent and highly useful collection of documents, many virtually inaccessible, and conveniently translated them for the English-speaking audience. Their ability to contextualize the events of the revolution briefly is simply exemplary.' - Franklin Knight, Johns Hopkins University, USA

'This is the most amazing document collection I have ever read. It is emotionally gripping, intellectually stimulating, morally provocative, action-packed and full of points of comparison to histories of slavery and freedom everywhere. It has a terrific narrative flow and inherent pathos...This is a wonderful achievement for which all sorts of teachers will be most grateful.' - Evan Haefeli, Tufts University, USA

'This is the most succinct, convenient and accurate history of the Haitian Revolution currently available. It fills a significant gap in the historiography between monographs and general histories on one side and novels and creative literature on the other. The authors have produced an intelligent and highly useful collection of documents, many virtually inaccessible, and conveniently translated them for the English-speaking audience. Their ability to contextualize the events of the revolution briefly is simply exemplary.' - Franklin Knight, Johns Hopkins University, USA

'This is the most amazing document collection I have ever read. It is emotionally gripping, intellectually stimulating, morally provocative, action-packed and full of points of comparison to histories of slavery and freedom everywhere. It has a terrific narrative flow and inherent pathos...his is a wonderful achievement for which all sorts of teachers will be most grateful.' - Evan Haefeli, Tufts University, USA


Contents

The French Caribbean in the Eighteenth Century
The Revolution Begins, 1789-1791
From Slave Revolution to Emancipation, 1791-1794
Defining Emancipation, 1794-1801
War and Independence


Authors

LAURENT DUBOIS is Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University, USA.

JOHN D. GARRIGUS is Professor of History, Jacksonville University, USA.