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The slaves who defeated Napoleon : Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804

Author: Philippe R Girard
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, ©2011.
Series: Atlantic crossings
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Personal narratives
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Named Person: Toussaint Louverture; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Toussaint Louverture; Napoléon, empereur des Français; Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture; Napoléon, empereur des Français
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe R Girard
ISBN: 9780817317324 0817317325 9780817385408 0817385401
OCLC Number: 826717822
Description: xii, 444 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Black Napoleon: Louverture and the 1801 Constitution --
The White Toussaint: Bonaparte's decision to invade Saint-Domingue --
Eve of a battle: planning the Leclerc expedition --
King of the Tropics: the Atlantic Crossing and the Moyse Uprising --
Parley: the French landing --
Supply and demand: Leclerc's diplomacy with the United States, Cuba, and Jamaica --
Ash and iron: the Spring campaign --
Lull: love, loot, labor, and Louverture's exile --
Mal de Siam: the yellow fever epidemic --
Faux Pas: the maroon uprising --
Revolt: the defection of the colonial army --
Reprieve: Rochambeau and the French counteroffensive --
Unity is strength: dessalines and the unification of the rebel army --
Echoes of Saint-Domingue: Louverture's captivity and the Louisiana Purchase --
New enemy, new partner: the British navy at war --
Sodom and Gomorrah: life in besieged French towns --
Resolution: the rebel victory --
Liberty and death: Haitian independence --
The long way home: French refugees and the Fall of Santo Domingo --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Atlantic crossings
Responsibility: Philippe R. Girard.
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