9781403971579

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781403971579

  • ISBN10:

    1403971579

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/1/2006
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

The Haitian Revolution was 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. Professors Dubois and Garrigus clarify for students the complex political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution. Useful pedagogical tools include maps, illustrations, a chronology and a selected bibliography.

Author Biography

Laurent Dubois is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University.  John Garrigus is Professor of History at Jacksonville University.

Table of Contents

Part One: Revolution in the Caribbean * Part Two: The Documents * The French Caribbean in the Eighteenth Century * The Revolution Begins, 1789-1791 * From Slave Revolution to Emancipation, 1791-1794 * Defining Emancipation, 1794-1801 * War and Independence
Part One: Revolution in the Caribbean * Part Two: The Documents * The French Caribbean in the Eighteenth Century * The Revolution Begins, 1789-1791 * From Slave Revolution to Emancipation, 1791-1794 * Defining Emancipation, 1794-1801 * War and Independence

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