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Facing racial revolution : eyewitness accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Author: Jeremy D Popkin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Along with the American and French revolutions, the birth of Haiti in 1804 helped shape the modern world. The powerful, moving and sometimes troubling testimonies collected in 'Facing Racial Revolution' seek to expand the reader's understanding of this momentous event and how it relates to the wider world.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy D Popkin
ISBN: 9780226675824 0226675823 9780226675831 0226675831
OCLC Number: 123284761
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Becoming a slavemaster --
The Ogé Insurrection --
The first days of the slave insurrection --
A poet in the midst of insurrection : Amon Odyssée --
An expedition against the insurgents in November 1791 --
Inside the insurgency : Gross Historick recital --
Prisoners of the insurgents in 1792 --
Fighting and atrocities in the South Province in 1792-1793 --
Masters and their slaves during the insurrection --
The destruction of Cap Français in June 1793 --
A colonist at sea, 1793 --
Imagining the motives behind the insurrection --
A colonist among the Spanish and the British --
A white captive in the struggle against the Leclerc Expedition --
A family reunion and a religious conversion --
A woman's view of the last days of Cap Français --
A child's memories of the last days of Saint-Domingue --
A survivor of Dessalines's massacres in 1804 --
The story of the last French survivors in Saint-Domingue.
Responsibility: Jeremy D. Popkin [editor].
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The successful slave uprising, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to first independent black republic of modern era. Numerous narratives of these events survive. This book unearths these documents and  Read more...

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"Jeremy Popkin's collection of first-person narratives of the Haitian Revolution is an extremely valuable work: accessible, sound, and intelligent. I only wish such a book had been available fifteen Read more...

 
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