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Facing Racial Revolution : Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection.

Author: Jeremy D Popkin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had recently roiled their French rulers, black slaves and people of mixed race alike rose up against their oppressors in a bloody insurrection that led to the burning of the colony's largest city, a bitter struggle against  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives
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Popkin, Jeremy D.
Facing Racial Revolution : Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy D Popkin
ISBN: 9780226675855 0226675858
OCLC Number: 847370517
Description: 1 online resource (418 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Introduction From Saint-Domingue to Haiti:Eyewitness Narratives of the Haitian Revolution; 1 Becoming a Slavemaster; 2 The Ogé Insurrection; 3 The First Days of the Slave Insurrection; 4 A Poet in the Midst of Insurrection: "Mon Odyssée"; 5 An Expedition against the Insurgents in November 1791; 6 Inside the Insurgency: Gros's Historick Recital; 7 Prisoners of the Insurgents in 1792; 8 Fighting and Atrocities in the South Province in 1792-1793; 9 Masters and Their Slaves during the Insurrection; 10 The Destruction of Cap Français in June 1793. 11 A Colonist at Sea, 179312 Imagining the Motives behind the Insurrection; 13 A Colonist among the Spanish and the British; 14 A White Captive in the Struggle against the Leclerc Expedition; 15 A Family Reunion and a Religious Conversion; 16 A Woman's View of the Last Days of Cap Français; 17 A Child's Memories of the Last Days of Saint-Domingue; 18 A Survivor of Dessalines's Massacres in 1804; 19 The Story of the Last French Survivors in Saint-Domingue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had recently roiled their French rulers, black slaves and people of mixed race alike rose up against their oppressors in a bloody insurrection that led to the burning of the colony's largest city, a bitter struggle against Napoleon's troops, and in 1804, the founding of a free nation. Numerous firsthand narratives of these events survived, but their invaluable insights into the period have l.

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