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A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution by Jeremy D. Popkin(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

By Jeremy D. Popkin(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

This publication deals scholars a concise and obviously written evaluate 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 worthwhile source for these learning independence activities in Latin the USA, the background of the Atlantic global, the historical past of the African diaspora, and the age of the yank and French revolutions
  • Written through a professional on either the French and Haitian revolutions to provide a balanced view
  • Presents a chronological, but thematic, account of the advanced ancient contexts that produced and formed the Haitian Revolution

Content:
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 antagonistic global (pages 141–166):

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They would need whatever weapons they could obtain, beginning with the knives they used in the sugar-cane fields. The total intransigence of Saint-Domingue’s white slaveowners left them no choice but to resort to violence to claim their freedom. A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution, First Edition. Jeremy D. Popkin. © 2012 Jeremy D. Popkin. Published 2012 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 1 Ulrick Jean-Pierre, The Ceremony of Bois Caïman. In this modern recreation of the ceremony supposedly held at Bois Caïman to launch the August 1791 slave uprising, the insurrectionary leader Boukman Dutty holds a machete and a vodou ason or rattle, while a vodou priestess sacrifices a pig.

Meanwhile, however, the members of the First Civil Commission had already sailed for Saint-Domingue; they would arrive only to learn that one of the main purposes of their mission had been overturned, thereby adding to the confusion in the colony. Because it took two months for news to cross the Atlantic, the assembly handed the white colonists this victory before anyone in France knew of the event that was to totally transform the situation in Saint-Domingue: on 22 August 1791, a massive slave insurrection had begun in the North Province.

The National Assembly, in which the white colonists had had strong support, had been replaced at the beginning of October with a new Legislative Assembly in which Jacques-Pierre Brissot and other members of the Society of the Friends of the Blacks, the French abolitionist movement, played leading roles. Under the new constitution of 1791, Louis XVI’s powers were considerably reduced. His position was further weakened because, in June 1791, he had made an unsuccessful attempt to flee the kingdom; although the National Assembly’s leaders had decided not to remove him from the throne, the supporters of the pro-revolutionary Jacobin movement had lost all trust in him.

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