DIGITAL: Gaffield’s Dessalines Reader

Hosted, organized, and compiled by Julia Gaffield: "Jean-Jacques Dessalines is one of the Haitian Revolution’s most poorly and least understood heroes. Beginning with his ascent to power and continuing into the twenty-first century, Dessalines has been criticized for his use of violence during and after the Revolution as well as for his alleged political incompetence. … Continue reading DIGITAL: Gaffield’s Dessalines Reader

Goldthree Interviews Gaffield on Haiti and the Atlantic World | @AAIHS

At AAIHS, Reena Goldthree interviews Julia Gaffield on her new book Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: "Reena Goldthree (RG): Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World chronicles how Haitian officials constructed diplomatic, commercial, and military ties with foreign governments and merchants in the early nineteenth century. Your book joins a remarkably rich body of scholarship … Continue reading Goldthree Interviews Gaffield on Haiti and the Atlantic World | @AAIHS

BOOK: Gaffield on Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World

Julia Gaffield, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015. via UNC Press: On January 1, 1804, Haiti shocked the world by declaring independence. Historians have long portrayed Haiti's postrevolutionary period as one during which the international community rejected Haiti's Declaration of Independence and adopted … Continue reading BOOK: Gaffield on Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World

FORUM: Dubois, Girard, Gaffield, and Jenson on Jean-Jacques Dessalines

The July 2012 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly is hosting a special forum on "Jean-Jacques Dessalines and the Haitian Revolution."  The forum includes: Laurent Dubois, "Dessalines Toro d'Haiti." Philippe R. Girard, "Jean-Jacques Dessalines and the Atlantic System:  A Reappraisal:" Revered in Haiti as a founding father committed to his countrymen’s freedom and independence, … Continue reading FORUM: Dubois, Girard, Gaffield, and Jenson on Jean-Jacques Dessalines