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Laurent Dubois: “Heroines of the Haitian Revolution”

In “Heroines of the Haitian Revolution,” Laurent Dubois (Duke University) writes about Kaiama Glover’s Dance on the Volcano, her translation of Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s La Danse sur le volcan… 644 more words


31 March 1791: Linguet taking defence of the Haitian revolution

(…) …matin, on décréta plusieurs articles additionnels à la loi déjà faite sur l’organisation de la Haute Cour nationale. (…)

À la séance du soir, les membres de la ci-devant assemblée générale des représentans de la partie française de Saint-Domingue furent admis à la barre où ils avaient demandé et obtenu la permission de se présenter pour justifier leur conduite. 48 more words


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

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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

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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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