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By Jeremy D. Popkin(auth.), Jurgen Buchenau(eds.)

ISBN-10: 1405198206

ISBN-13: 9781405198202

ISBN-10: 1444347535

ISBN-13: 9781444347531

This e-book deals scholars a concise and obviously written assessment of the occasions of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave rebellion within the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the statement of Haiti’s independence in 1804.

  • Draws at the most up-to-date scholarship within the box in addition to the author’s unique research
  • Offers a invaluable source for these learning independence hobbies in Latin the US, the background of the Atlantic global, the historical past of the African diaspora, and the age of the yankee and French revolutions
  • Written through a professional on either the French and Haitian revolutions to provide a balanced view
  • Presents a chronological, but thematic, account of the complicated ancient contexts that produced and formed the Haitian Revolution

Chapter 1 A Colonial Society in a innovative period (pages 10–34):
Chapter 2 The Uprisings, 1791–1793 (pages 35–61):
Chapter three Republican Emancipation in Saint?Domingue, 1793–1798 (pages 62–89):
Chapter four Toussaint Louverture in strength, 1798–1801 (pages 90–113):
Chapter five The fight for Independence, 1802–1806 (pages 114–140):
Chapter 6 Consolidating Independence in a opposed global (pages 141–166):

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Moreau de Saint-Méry and his supporters were infuriated by the amendment’s passage. For two years, they had fought to establish the principle that only the colonists themselves could decide questions about what they called “the status of persons” in the colonies. By voting for the Rewbell amendment, limited as it was, the National Assembly had asserted the metropolitan government’s power to make such decisions; the white colonists feared that the next step would be a law limiting the powers of slaveowners.

Although some of its members warned against taking steps that the metropolitan government might interpret as a claim of independence, the majority decided on a confrontational course. On 28 May 1790, they passed a colonial constitution asserting their right to decide on all laws concerning the internal affairs of the colony. The document indicated that laws would be sent to the king and the National Assembly, but its language suggested that the colonists did not recognize the metropole’s right to disapprove of their assembly’s measures.

With the end of the American war in 1783, Saint-Domingue’s seemingly irresistible economic rise resumed. To make up for the cutoff of slave imports during the war, planters purchased record numbers of new African laborers, and a new wave of whites arrived from France. A decree in August 1784 opened Saint-Domingue’s major ports to trade with the newly independent United States. Eagerly welcomed by the colonists, this breach of the exclusif was bitterly opposed by French merchant interests. Although they appreciated the new trade law, the colonists were jolted when the French government issued ordinances on 3 December 1784 and 23 December 1785 intended to mitigate some of the worst abuses of the slave system.

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