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This volume details the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free...

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Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History with Documents
Book author
Laurent Dubois
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
240 pages
Language
English
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960 kB
Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History with Documents

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This volume details the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. Incited by the French Revolution, the enslaved inhabitants of the French Caribbean began a series of revolts, and in 1791 plantation workers in Haiti, then known as Saint-Domingue, overwhelmed their planter owners and began to take control of the island. They achieved emancipation in 1794, and after successfully opposing Napoleonic forces eight years later, emerged as part of an independent nation in 1804.

A broad selection of documents, all newly translated by the authors, is contextualized by a thorough introduction considering the very latest scholarship. Laurent Dubois and John D. Garrigus clarify for students the complex political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution and its reverberations worldwide.

Useful pedagogical tools include maps, illustrations, a chronology, and a selected bibliography.