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Slave revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804 : a brief history with documents

Laurent DuBois, John D. Garrigus.
  • New York, NY : Bedford/St. Martins, ©2006.
  • 1st ed.
  • xii, 212 pages : illustrations maps ; 22 cm.
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Summary
  • The Haitian Revolution paved way for the establishment of Haiti as a free black republic and subsequently for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. This book looks at the political, economic, and racial issues surrounding the revolution and the wave of revolts elsewhere in the French Caribbean.
Contents
  • Pt. 1 Introduction : revolution, emancipation, and independence
  • Pt. 2 documents
  • 1. code noir, 1685
  • 2. Prophesies of slave revolution, 1771 and 1780
  • 3. Description ... of the French part of the island of Saint-Domingue, 1797 / Mederic-Louis-Elie Moreau de Saint-Mery
  • 4. Letters from the slave revolt in Martinique, August-September 1789
  • 5. Address to the national assembly, October 22, 1789 / The Free Citizens of Color
  • 6. Decree of March 8 and instructions of March 28, 1790 / The National Assembly
  • 7. Letter to those who love mankind, October 1790 / Abbe Gregoire
  • 8. Letters from the uprising of Vincent Oge, October 1790
  • 9. Observations on the origin and progression of the white colonists' prejudice against men of color, 1791 / Julien Raimond
  • 10. debate of May 15, 1791
  • 11. Law on the colonies, 1791 / The National Assembly
  • 12. Voyage to the north of Haiti, 1824 / Herard Dumesle
  • 13. History of the revolution of Saint-Domingue, 1814 / Antoine Dalmas
  • 14. Letter to the Marquis de Gallifet, September 19, 1791 / Pierre Mossut
  • 15. Reports from the insurrection, October-November 1791 / Philadelphia General Advertiser
  • 16. Letters to the commissioners, December 1791 / Jean-Francois / Biassou
  • 17. In the camps of the insurgents, 1791 / Gros
  • 18. Preface to the slavery of the blacks, 1792 / Olympe de Gouges
  • 19. friend of the people, 1792 / Jean-Paul Marat
  • 20. true state of the case, respecting the insurrection at St. Domingo, 1792 / Thomas Clarkson
  • 21. Law of April 4, 1792 / The National Assembly
  • 22. Account of the slave revolt, April 24, 1793 / Journal Republicain de la Guadeloupe
  • 23. Petition, 1793 / Laurent Jolicoeur
  • 24. Decree of general liberty, August 29, 1793 / Leger Felicite Sonthonax
  • 25. Insurgent responses to emancipation, 1793
  • 26. abolition of slavery, February 4, 1794 / The National Convention
  • 27. Proclamations, 1794 / Victor Hugues
  • 28. Genevieve Labothiere secures her brother's freedom, 1796-1801
  • 29. plantation policies of Etienne Polverel, 1794
  • 30. true colors of the planters, or the system of the Hotel Massiac, exposed by Gouli, 1795 / Jean-Baptiste Belley
  • 31. refutation of some assertions in a speech pronounced in the corps Legislatif ... by Vienot Vaublanc, 1797 / Toussaint Louverture
  • 32. Law on the colonies, 1798 / The Council of the Five Hundred
  • 33. celebration of the anniversary of abolition / Etienne Laveaux
  • 34. Letters, 1797-1802 / Thomas Jefferson
  • 35. Petition, October 25, 1799 / Refugees in Charleston, S.C.
  • 36. St. Domingo, December 1804 / Charles Brockden Brown
  • 37. From constitution of the French colony of Saint-Domingue, 1801 / Toussaint Luverture
  • 38. Proclamation, 1802 / Louis Delgres
  • 39. On the final stand of Delgres, 1802 / Jean-Francois-Xavier de Menard
  • 40. Letters, 1802-1803 / Napoleon Bonaparte / Charles-Victor-Emmanuel Leclerc
  • 41. From secret history; or the horrors of St. Domingo, 1808 / Mary Hassal
  • 42. Letter to the Marquis de Gallifet, July 27, 1802 / Marie-Rose Masson
  • 43. Letter to Delpech, November 1802 / Pierre Cange
  • 44. Haitian Declaration of Independence, January 1, 1804
  • 45. Haitian Constitution, 1805.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [202]-205) and index.
ISBN
  • 9781403971579 (hdbk.)
  • 1403971579 (hdbk.)
  • 031241501X
  • 9780312415013
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2005931087
  • OCLC: 299274350
  • OCLC: 299274350