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Digital Project—A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789

Many thanks to Nathan H. Dize (Vanderbilt University) for sharing this item. He has brought to our attention the publication of the latest update of the digital project  130 more words


Haitian man is the founder of the City of Chicago

Haiti’s ties to U.S. history goes back a long way. For example, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, a black man born in Haiti (known back then as Saint-Domingue) is the earliest settler of what is now the city of Chicago – the original occupants being the Indigenous peoples who lived in the area before the arrival of Europeans. 39 more words


Elizabeth Drinker’s Haitian Revolution

By James Alexander Dun

Elizabeth Drinker, a Quaker woman living in Philadelphia, heard stories from Saint Domingue.  She recorded some of them in her diary, a record she kept in various forms for nearly 50 years, beginning in 1758 and ending days before her death in 1807.  1,507 more words

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Sugar and Slavery

Sugar and Slavery

Sugar was labor intensive and difficult to produce. Laboring in sugar fields was physically taxing and thus finding workers was challenging. Eventually plantation owners turned to slavery. 335 more words

Touring the Haitian Revolution: A Photo Journal

By Paul Clammer

On my first trip to Haiti, I was, like many people, shamefully ignorant of its history. I had heard of Toussaint Louverture but little of what he did, though I knew enough to realize that packing a copy of CLR James’ … 1,876 more words

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Haitian Revolution Reading List

Age of Revolutions Reading List #4

Haitian Revolution

For our fourth list, we asked Marlene Daut and John Garrigus – two experts in the Haitian Revolution – to list the top five books they would suggest to graduate students or colleagues entering the field for the first time. 1,604 more words

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