The impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic world /
edited by David P. Geggus.
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c2001.
xviii, 261 p. : ill., maps.
1570034168 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c2001.
1570034168 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Mapsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Impact of the French and Haitian Revolutionsp. 3
The Limits of Examplep. 10
The Force of Examplep. 15
From Liberalism to Racism: German Historians, Journalists, and the Haitian Revolution from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuriesp. 23
Bryan Edwards and the Haitian Revolutionp. 44
Puerto Rico's Creole Patriots and the Slave Trade after the Haitian Revolutionp. 58
American Political Culture and the French and Haitian Revolutions: Nathaniel Cutting and the Jeffersonian Republicansp. 72
Charleston's Rumored Slave Revolt of 1793p. 93
The Promise of Revolution: Saint-Domingue and the Struggle for Autonomy in Guadeloupe, 1797-1802p. 112
"A Black French General Arrived to Conquer the Island": Images of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba's 1812 Aponte Rebellionp. 135
A Fragmented Majority: Free "Of All Colors," Indians, and Slaves in Caribbean Colombia During the Haitian Revolutionp. 157
Haiti as an Image of Popular Republicanism in Caribbean Colombia: Cartagena Province (1811-1828)p. 176
Etrangers dans un Pays Etrange: Saint-Domingan Refugees of Color in Philadelphiap. 193
Repercussions of the Haitian Revolution in Louisianap. 209
The Caradeux and Colonial Memoryp. 231
Epiloguep. 247
List of Contributorsp. 253
Indexp. 257
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