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
BOOK: Nwankwo on Black Cosmopolitanism in the 19th Century
In Black Cosmopolitanism, Nwankwo contends that whites' fears of the Haitian Revolution and its potentially contagious nature virtually forced people of African descent throughout the Americas who were in the public eye to articulate their stance toward the event....
Daut on “Genocidal Imaginings” in the Era of the Haitian Revolution | Age of Revolutions
Daut: "The number of times that exterminating the entire population of “mulattoes,” free people of color, and eventually all “negroes” is alluded to in writing about the Haitian Revolution is astounding..."
James on Louis Rigaud’s “Portrait of a Revolutionary” | Yale Alumni Magazine
Erica Moiah James on Louis Rigaud's portrait of Toussaint Louverture: "Many images of Toussaint Louverture exist, but none were produced during his lifetime. The artist Louis Rigaud completed the painting shown here, the earliest known portrait of Louverture by a Haitian artist, in 1877. It was the first in a suite of portraits he produced … Continue reading James on Louis Rigaud’s “Portrait of a Revolutionary” | Yale Alumni Magazine
Ferrer Interviewed by the Public Archive
The Public Archive recently interviewed Ada Ferrer about her latest book, Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (2014): FERRER: "Among slaves and people of color you see something equivalent. Many scholars have argued that the Haitian Revolution –to quote Eugene Genovese—“propelled a revolution in consciousness” among African Americans. I agree, but … Continue reading Ferrer Interviewed by the Public Archive
BOOK: Girard on the Haitian Revolution
Philippe R. Girard, The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804. University Alabama Press, 2011. via University of Alabama Press: To a contemporary audience, Haiti brings to mind Voodoo spells, Tontons Macoutes, and boat people--nothing worth fighting over. Two centuries ago, however, Haiti, then known as Saint-Domingue, was the “Pearl … Continue reading BOOK: Girard on the Haitian Revolution
ARTICLE/JOURNAL: Radical History Review Special Issue: Haitian Lives/Global Perspectives
The Winter 2013 Radical History Review is a special issue: "Haitian Lives/Global Perspectives." From the introduction: As several of the essays in this issue explain, in the years since Michel-Rolph Trouillot famously showed that the Haitian Revolution was “unthinkable” and its his- tory relegated to silence, the country’s history has gone from “hidden” and “unknow- … Continue reading ARTICLE/JOURNAL: Radical History Review Special Issue: Haitian Lives/Global Perspectives
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
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