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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution

Authors: Johnson, Erica R.

  • Focuses on a little-known group of primarily white, male, French philanthropists and their efforts to improve the lives of peoples of African descent in Saint-Domingue during the Haitiain Revolution
  • Challenges simplistic notions of the Haitian Revolution that lean too heavily on a purported strict racial divide between black and white
  • Considers the activities of philanthropists on both sides of the Atlantic to achieve universal human rights, looking beyond to the larger Atlantic abolition movement 
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About this book

This book examines the ways in which a minority of primarily white, male, French philanthropists used their social standing and talents to improve the lives of peoples of African descent in Saint-Domingue during the crucial period of the Haitian Revolution.  They went to great lengths to advocate for the application of universal human rights through political activities, academic societies, religious charity, influence on public opinion, and fraternity in the armed services.  The motives for their benevolence ran the gamut from genuine altruism to the selfish pursuit of prestige, which could, on occasion, lead to political or economic benefit from aiding blacks and people of color. This book offers a view that takes into account the efforts of all peoples who worked to end slavery and establish racial equality in Saint-Domingue and challenges simplistic notions of the Haitian Revolution, which lean too heavily on an assumed strict racial divide between black and white.

About the authors

Erica R. Johnson is Assistant Professor of History at Francis Marion University, USA. She specializes in the French Atlantic world.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Johnson, Erica R.

    Pages 1-21

  • Faith in Humanity: Philanthropists in the Colonial Clergy

    Johnson, Erica R.

    Pages 23-67

  • Freeing the Mind: Breaking the Chains of Ideological Enslavement

    Johnson, Erica R.

    Pages 69-94

  • Revolutionary Instruction: Creating Educational Equality in the Revolutionary French Atlantic

    Johnson, Erica R.

    Pages 95-112

  • Liberating Public Opinion: The Press and a Saint-Dominguan Public Sphere

    Johnson, Erica R.

    Pages 113-140

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76144-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76143-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76144-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76144-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76143-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 249
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