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A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution

Jeremy D. Popkin



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Blackwell Publishing
09 February 2022
Learn about the first time in history that people of color overthrew a European colonial regime to establish an independent country Describing the only successful slave revolt in world history, the newly revised Second Edition of A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution delivers a nuanced and rigorous treatment of the events of the Haitian Revolution of the late 18th century and early 19th century. The book describes events from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 and the emergence of its leader, Toussaint Louverture, to the declaration of independence by Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1804.

The new edition is updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field, including original research conducted by author Jeremy D. Popkin. It is a valuable resource for anyone studying independence movements in the Americas, the history of the Atlantic world, the history of the African diaspora, and the age of the American and French revolutions.

Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:

The latest research on the subject of the Haitian Revolution, including new discoveries by the author and other scholars Coverage of the post-revolutionary period up to 1843, a period of intense interest in recent scholarship A clear and accessible approach to the subject that doesn't assume or require any previous knowledge of this period in history Perfect for undergraduate students of history taking courses like the History of the Atlantic World, History of the Revolutionary Era, Latin American History to 1820, and History of the African Diaspora, A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution is also an ideal resource for high school teachers seeking a challenging resource for AP World History students.
Imprint:   Blackwell Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   288g
ISBN:   9781119746331
ISBN 10:   1119746337
Series:   Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of Illustrations vi Series Editor's Preface vii Introduction 1 1 A Colonial Society in a Revolutionary Era 12 2 The Uprisings, 1791-1793 37 3 Republican Emancipation in Saint-Domingue, 1793-1798 64 4 Toussaint Louverture in Power, 1798-1801 92 5 The Struggle for Independence, 1802-1806 116 6 Consolidating Independence in a Hostile World 143 Afterword: The Earthquake Crisis of 2010 and the Haitian Revolution 169 Recent Scholarship on the Haitian Revolution 172 Notes 181 Index 192

JEREMY D. POPKIN is William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky. He has published several books on the revolutionary era, including A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution and You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery.

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