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We are all free : the Haitian revolution and the abolition of slavery

Author: Jeremy David Popkin
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English

The dramatic events that led to the abolition of slavery in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue in 1793 and in revolutionary France in 1794, and also to the destruction of Cap Francais, the  Read more...


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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy David Popkin
ISBN: 9780521731942 0521731941
OCLC Number: 718341352
Awards: Winner of J. Russell Major Prize, American Historical Association 2011
Winner of David Pinkney Prize, Society for French Historical Studies 2010
Description: xv, 422 pages : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the journee of 20 June 1793 in Cap Francais and the abolition of slavery; 1. A colony in revolution; 2. Municipal revolution in a colonial city; 3. French Jacobins and Saint-Domingue colonists; 4. Creating revolutionary government in the tropics; 5. A model republican general; 6. The powderkeg explodes; 7. Freedom and fire; 8. The road to general emancipation; 9. Saint-Domingue in the United States; 10. The decree of 16 Pluviose An II; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jeremy D. Popkin.


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'This is an impeccably researched and narrated history of the Saint-Domingue Revolution, which pivots on the destruction of the city of Cap Francois on the journee of June 20, 1793. It compellingly Read more...

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