CART

(0) items

Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804 : A Brief History with Documents

by ;
Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780312415013

ISBN10:
031241501X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/22/2006
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's
List Price: $21.30

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$11.72

Buy Used Textbook

In Stock Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
U9780312415013
$14.91

Buy New Textbook

Usually Ships in 7-10 Business Days
N9780312415013
$20.77

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $25.34
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 2/22/2006.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to inclue any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Summary

This volume details the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. Incited by the French Revolution, the enslaved inhabitants of the French Caribbean began a series of revolts, and in 1791 plantation workers in Haiti, then known as Saint-Domingue, overwhelmed their planter owners and began to take control of the island. They achieved emancipation in 1794, and after successfully opposing Napoleonic forces eight years later, emerged as part of an independent nation in 1804. A broad selection of documents, all newly translated by the authors, is contextualized by a thorough introduction considering the very latest scholarship. Laurent Dubois and John D. Garrigus clarify for students the complex political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution and its reverberations worldwide. Useful pedagogical tools include maps, illustrations, a chronology, and a selected bibliography.

Author Biography

LAURENT DUBOIS (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is associate professor of history at Michigan State University. His book A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787–1804 (2004) won the American Historical Association Prize in Atlantic History and the John Edwin Fagg Award. He is also the author of Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (2004), which was a Christian Science Monitor Noteworthy Book of 2004 and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2004, and Les esclaves de la République: l'histoire oubliée de la première emancipation, 1787–1794 (1998).

JOHN D. GARRIGUS (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is professor of history at Jacksonville University in Florida, where he teaches courses on American, Caribbean, Latin American, and European history. A former Chateaubriand Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, he has published on pre-revolutionary Haiti in Americas, French Historical Studies, Slavery & Abolition, and the Journal of Caribbean History. He is currently working on a book on Saint-Domingue's free people of color.

Table of Contents

Foreword iii
Preface v
Maps
1(6)
PART ONE Introduction: Revolution, Emancipation, and Independence
7(40)
The French Caribbean in the Eighteenth Century
9(9)
The Revolution Begins, 1789--1791
18(6)
From Slave Revolution to Emancipation, 1791--1794
24(5)
Defining Emancipation, 1794--1798
29(5)
The Haitian Revolution and the United States
34(1)
War and Independence
35(4)
The Legacy of the Haitian Revolution
39(4)
Major Revolutionary Figures and Groups
43(4)
PART TWO The Documents
47(159)
The French Caribbean in the Eighteenth Century
49(14)
The Code Noir, 1685
49(5)
Prophesies of Slave Revolution, 1771 and 1780
54(3)
Mederic-Louis-Elie Moreau de Saint-Mery, Description . . . of the French Part of the Island of Saint-Domingue, 1797
57(6)
The Revolution Begins, 1789--1791
63(23)
Letters from the Slave Revolt in Martinique, August-September 1789
63(4)
The Free Citizens of Color, Address to the National Assembly, October 22, 1789
67(3)
The National Assembly, Decree of March 8 and Instructions of March 28, 1790
70(3)
Abbe Gregoire, Letter to Those Who Love Mankind, October 1790
73(2)
Letters from the Uprising of Vincent Oge, October 1790
75(3)
Julien Raimond, Observations on the Origin and Progression of the White Colonists' Prejudice against Men of Color, 1791
78(4)
The Debate of May 15, 1791
82(2)
The National Assembly, Law on the Colonies, 1791
84(2)
From Slave Revolution to Emancipation, 1791--1794
86(47)
Herard Dumesle, Voyage to the North of Haiti, 1824
86(3)
Antoine Dalmas, History of the Revolution of Saint-Domingue, 1814
89(4)
Pierre Mossut, Letter to the Marquis de Gallifet, September 19, 1791
93(2)
Philadelphia General Advertiser, Reports from the Insurrection, October--November 1791
95(4)
Jean-Francois and Biassou, Letters to the Commissioners, December 1791
99(4)
Gros, In the Camps of the Insurgents, 1791
103(5)
Olympe de Gouges, Preface to The Slavery of the Blacks, 1792
108(3)
Jean-Paul Marat, From The Friend of the People, 1792
111(2)
Thomas Clarkson, The True State of the Case, Respecting the Insurrection at St. Domingo, 1792
113(2)
The National Assembly, Law of April 4, 1792
115(1)
Journal Republicain de la Guadeloupe, Account of the Slave Revolt, April 24, 1793
116(3)
Laurent Jolicoeur, Petition, 1793
119(1)
Leger Felicite Sonthonax, Decree of General Liberty, August 29, 1793
120(5)
Insurgent Responses to Emancipation, 1793
125(4)
The National Convention, The Abolition of Slavery, February 4, 1794
129(4)
Defining Emancipation, 1794--1798
133(26)
Victor Hugues, Proclamations, 1794
133(3)
Genevieve Labothiere Secures Her Brother's Freedom, 1796--1801
136(2)
The Plantation Policies of Etienne Polverel, 1794
138(6)
Jean-Baptiste Belley, The True Colors of the Planters, or the System of the Hotel Massiac, Exposed by Gouli, 1795
144(3)
Toussaint Louverture, A Refutation of Some Assertions in a Speech Pronounced in the Corps Legislatif. . . by Vienot Vaublanc, 1797
147(6)
The Council of the Five Hundred, Law on the Colonies, 1798
153(3)
Etienne Laveaux, A Celebration of the Anniversary of Abolition, 1798
156(3)
The Haitian Revolution and the United States
159(8)
Thomas Jefferson, Letters, 1797--1802
159(3)
Refugees in Charleston, S.C., Petition, October 25, 1799
162(2)
Charles Brockden Brown, St., Domingo, December 1804
164(3)
War and Independence
167(39)
Toussaint Louverture, From Constitution of the French Colony of Saint-Domingue, 1801
167(4)
Louis Delgres, Proclamation, 1802
171(2)
General Jean-Francois-Xavier de Menard, On the Final Stand of Delgres, 1802
173(2)
Napoleon Bonaparte and General Charles-Victor-Emmanuel Leclerc, Letters, 1802--1803
175(5)
Mary Hassal, From Secret History; or the Horrors of St. Domingo, 1808
180(4)
Marie-Rose Masson, Letter to the Marquis de Gallifet, July 27, 1802
184(2)
Brigadier General Pierre Cange, Letter to Delpech, November 1802
186(2)
The Haitian Declaration of Independence, January 1, 1804
188(3)
The Haitian Constitution, 1805
191(6)
APPENDIXES
A Chronology of Events Related to the Slave Revolution in the Caribbean (1635--1805)
197(3)
Questions for Consideration
200(2)
Selected Bibliography
202(4)
Index 206


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...