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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

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

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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Jemisin’s Story for Haiti (and New Orleans)

I don’t know how I missed that one of my favorite authors wrote a novella set in New Orleans during the Haitian migration to the city in 2010!!! 381 more words

Black Life X Ephemera

"Genocidal Imaginings" in the Era of the Haitian Revolution

By Marlene L. Daut

“What will you do with this population? For what could it be beneficial? The 110,000 affranchis will intensify the plague that desolates you, for have you not forgotten that this is the caste that wrought havoc on everything.

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