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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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Haitian Revolution


Browsing M. Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Recueil de vues des lieux principaux de la colonie françoise de Saint-Domingue. Published in Paris, in 1791. Source: The Library Company of Philadelphia 32 more words

Black Life X Ephemera

Henri Christophe - Haiti's King

Very little is actually known about Henri Christophe’s childhood. Some say that he was born on Grenada Island, a small nation in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles; some say that he was the son of a freeman. 425 more words

Steven Becker

The Caribbean -#desertislandreads - Island of the Red Mangroves - Sarah Lark


Why a booktrail?

The follow up to Island of 1000 Springs revealing that the paradise islands of Jamaica and Saint Domingue might not be all that they seem… 517 more words

Books Set In The Caribbean

Medical Identity and Ethnicity in 19th-Century New Orleans

Dr. Amy Wiese Forbes spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “Medical Identity and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans.” Dr. Forbes is Associate Professor of History and Director of European Studies at Millsaps College. 1,869 more words