DIGITAL: The Louverture Project

A wiki-project compiling information on the Haitian Revolution and Toussaint L’Ouverture:

“The mission of The Louverture Project is to collect as much information as possible about the Haitian revolution, to construct a narrative which provides context for that information, and to disseminate the collected knowledge as widely as possible.”

Explore: TLP:Community Portal – TLP

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DIGITAL/SOURCE: Early Accounts of Bois Caïman | The Black Atlantic

A list of accounts of the Bois Caïman ceremony, compiled by Ian Baucom and Laurent Dubois at Duke University for their course “The Black Atlantic.”

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BLOGROLL: Cotard and Dubois Create Comic on Haitian Revolution

Shared on Repeating Islands from a tweet by Kaiama L. Glover:

This item, posted by Kaiama L. Glover on Twitter yesterday (mèsi anpil!), comes in just in time for our discussion of Alejo Carpentier’s El reino de este mundo [The Kingdom of This World] this week. A brief historical-comic by Rocky Cotard and Laurent DuboisThe Slave Revolution That Gave Birth to Haiti. This item was produced and posted by The Nib, which specializes in “political satire, journalism and non-fiction comics on what is going down in the world…”

Read the comic here: https://thenib.com/haitian-revolution

Sample images:

SOURCE/DIGITAL: Issue 3.0 of A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789

A Colony in Crisis…

“…is designed to provide online access to both the French originals and the English translations of key primary sources dealing with the grain shortage faced by the colony of Saint-Domingue in 1789, which are found under the Translations menu. Alongside the French original, each translation is presented with a brief historical introduction to situate the reader in the time period and help understand how this particular pamphlet fits into the episode. Each document has been reviewed by one of the scholars on our Board of Advisors. These pamphlets are primarily drawn from the University of Maryland’s Special Collections, although related items available at other institutions have been included as well. Please see our Worldcat list if you are interested in the physical items.”

On Issue 3.0 via the Introduction by Marlene L. Daut:
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