By Jeremy D. Popkin(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)
This e-book bargains scholars a concise and obviously written assessment of the occasions of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave rebellion within the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the announcement of Haiti’s independence in 1804.
- Draws at the most recent scholarship within the box in addition to the author’s unique research
- Offers a worthy source for these learning independence events in Latin the United States, the heritage of the Atlantic global, the background of the African diaspora, and the age of the yankee and French revolutions
- Written via a professional on either the French and Haitian revolutions to supply a balanced view
- Presents a chronological, but thematic, account of the advanced old contexts that produced and formed the Haitian Revolution
Chapter 1 A Colonial Society in a innovative period (pages 10–34):
Chapter 2 The Uprisings, 1791–1793 (pages 35–61):
Chapter three Republican Emancipation in Saint?Domingue, 1793–1798 (pages 62–89):
Chapter four Toussaint Louverture in energy, 1798–1801 (pages 90–113):
Chapter five The fight for Independence, 1802–1806 (pages 114–140):
Chapter 6 Consolidating Independence in a opposed global (pages 141–166):
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Its members, who included a number of wealthy aristocrats with properties in the colonies, shared the general European prejudice that blacks were the products of a primitive civilization. The society’s manifestoes called for a gradual phasing out of slavery that, its members claimed, would do no damage to the interests of slaveowners. Despite the moderation of its program, the Society of the Friends of the Blacks clearly underlined the contradiction between the ideals of liberty and equality that the self-proclaimed “patriot” movement in France was demanding and the realities of colonial life.
2 Although the leaders of the insurrection were male slaves who had occupied relatively high-status positions on the plantations, the movement had support from the rest of the black population as well. A white man taken prisoner by the insurgents reported that as he and other whites were marched through the countryside, “old Negro men and women assembled before their doors were abasing us by their jargon,” insulting the former masters in their Creole language. 2 Esclavage: La Révolte des esclaves Noirs à Saint-Dominique.
When the French Revolution broke out, they would be quick to seize on its promises of liberty and equality to demand the abolition of these restrictions. Critics and Defenders of Slavery In addition to the tensions generated by the slavery system and the conflicts between whites and the free people of color, Saint-Domingue in the years before 1789 was increasingly affected by new ideas coming from Europe and the newly independent United States. By the middle of the 1700s, some European thinkers were beginning to criticize slavery as an inherent violation of natural human rights.