The impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic world / edited by David P. Geggus.

  • Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina, [2020].
  • ©2001
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Fifteen chapters consider the political, economic, ideological, and psychological effect of the Haitian revolution. The chapters discuss influence on slave resistance and the expansion of slavery, as well as the opening of economic frontiers, and the formation of Black and white Diasporas. They also show how the Haitian revolution shaped the debates about race and slavery, and inspired plays, novels, and poetry. The contributors include historians and sociologists from North America and Europe. The slave revolution that two hundred years ago created the state of Haiti alarmed and excited public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic. Its repercussions ranged from the world commodity markets to the imagination of poets, from the council chambers of the great powers to slave quarters in Virginia and Brazil and most points in between. Sharing attention with such tumultuous events as the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War, Haiti's fifteen-year struggle for racial equality, slave emancipation, and colonial independence challenged notions about racial hierarchy that were gaining legitimacy in an Atlantic world dominated by Europeans and the slave trade. The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World explores the multifarious influence -- from economic to ideological to psychological -- that a revolt on a small Caribbean island had on the continents surrounding it. Fifteen international scholars, including eminent historians David Brion Davis, Seymour Drescher, and Robin Blackburn, explicate such diverse ramifications as the spawning of slave resistance and the stimulation of slavery's expansion, the opening of economic frontiers, and the formation of black and white diasporas. They show how the Haitian Revolution embittered contemporary debates about race and abolition and inspired poetry, plays, and novels. Seeking to disentangle its effects from those of the French Revolution, they demonstrate that its impact was ambiguous, complex, and contradictory.
Includes index.
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  • Impact of the French and Haitian Revolutions / David Brion Davis
  • The limits of example / Seymour Drescher
  • The force of example / Robin Blackburn
  • From liberalism to racism : German historians, journalists and the Haitian Revolution from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries / Karin Schüller
  • Bryan Edwards and the Haitian Revolution / Olwyn M. Blouet
  • Puerto Rico's creole patriots and the slave trade after the Haitian Revolution / Juan R. González Mendoza
  • American political culture and the French and Haitian Revolutions : Nathaniel Cutting and the Jefferson republicans / Simon Newman
  • Charleston's rumored slave revolt of 1793 / Robert Alderson
  • The promise of revolution : Saint Domingue and the struggle for autonomy in Guadeloupe / Laurent Dubois
  • A black French general arrived to conquer the island : images of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba's 1812 Aponte Rebellion / Matt D. Childs
  • Afragmented majority : free "of all colors," Indians and slaves in Caribbean Colombia during the Haitian Revolution / Aline Helg
  • Haiti as an image of popular republicanism in Caribbean Colombia : Cartagena province, 1811-1828 / Marita Lasso
  • Étrangers dans un pays étrange : Saint Dominigan refugees of color in Philadelphia / Susan Branson and Leslie Patrick
  • Repercussions of the Haitian Revolution in Louisiana / Paul Lachance
  • The caradeux and colonial memory / David P. Geggus.
  • 9781643361130 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1643361139 ((electronic bk.))
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