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By David Patrick Geggus

The Haitian Revolution of 1789–1803 reworked the Caribbean’s wealthiest colony into the 1st self reliant country in Latin the US, encompassed the most important slave rebellion within the Americas, and inflicted a humiliating defeat on 3 colonial powers. In Haitian progressive stories, David Patrick Geggus sheds new mild in this large upheaval through marshaling an unheard of diversity of facts drawn from archival learn in six nations. Geggus’s fine-grained essays discover imperative concerns and little-studied elements of the clash, together with new historiography and resources, the origins of the black uprising, and family among slaves and loose humans of colour. The contributions of vodou and marronage to the slave rebellion, Toussaint Louverture and the abolition query, the rules of the main powers towards the revolution, and its interplay with the early French Revolution also are addressed. questions on ethnicity, identification, and historic wisdom tell this crucial examine of a posh revolution.

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