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Revolutionary France and Haiti: pamphlets from 1780-1810 now online

The Newberry Library in Chicago has just uploaded most of its French Revolutionary pamphlet collection on Internet Archive.  The collection consists of more than 30,000 French-language pamphlets and more than 23,000 issues of 180 periodicals published between 1780 and 1810. 149 more words

Primary Sources

Review: Avengers of the New World - The Story of the Haitian Revolution - by Laurent Dubois

Saint Domingue was the Western French-owned side of Hispaniola. French colonists built it up into a wealthy imperial source of plantation economy produce, founded on the settlement of African slaves, products of the Triangular Slave Trade across the Atlantic. 206 more words

Book Review

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

History

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

Culture

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

American Revolution

Sugar and Slavery

3/28/16
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