A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution
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<p><b>Learn about the first time in history that people of color overthrew a European colonial regime to establish an independent country </b></p> <p>Describing the only successful slave revolt in world history, the newly revised Second Edition of <i>A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution </i>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. </p> <p>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. </p> <p>Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: </p> <ul> <li>The latest research on the subject of the Haitian Revolution, including new discoveries by the author and other scholars </li> <li>Coverage of the post-revolutionary period up to 1843, a period of intense interest in recent scholarship </li> <li>A clear and accessible approach to the subject that doesn’t assume or require any previous knowledge of this period in history </li> </ul> <p>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, <i>A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution</i> is also an ideal resource for high school teachers seeking a challenging resource for AP World History students. </p>
<p>List of Illustrations vi</p> <p>Series Editor’s Preface vii</p> <p>Introduction 1</p> <p>1 A Colonial Society in a Revolutionary Era 12</p> <p>2 The Uprisings, 1791–1793 37</p> <p>3 Republican Emancipation in Saint-Domingue, 1793–1798 64</p> <p>4 Toussaint Louverture in Power, 1798–1801 92</p> <p>5 The Struggle for Independence, 1802–1806 116</p> <p>6 Consolidating Independence in a Hostile World 143</p> <p>Afterword: The Earthquake Crisis of 2010 and the Haitian Revolution 169</p> <p>Recent Scholarship on the Haitian Revolution 172</p> <p>Notes 181</p> <p>Index 192</p>
<p><b>JEREMY D. POPKIN</b> is William T. Bryan Chair of History at the University of Kentucky. He has published several books on the revolutionary era, including <i>A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution and You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery.</i></p>
<p><b>A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION</b></p> <p>SECOND EDITION <p>In this second edition of <i>A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution,</i> distinguished scholar Jeremy D. Popkin provides a nuanced account of the only slave revolt in world history to successfully overthrow a European colonial regime and establish an independent nation. Balancing rigor and accessibility, the author clearly describes the crucial events of the revolution, 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, to the consolidation of Haiti’s position in the nineteenth century. <p>Featuring original research by the author, the second edition is fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on the events of the Haitian Revolution. New and expanded material examines the post-revolutionary period up to 1843, the central role of slavery in the history of the Americas, and recent discoveries made by historians from Haiti, the United States, Europe, and other countries from both sides of the Atlantic. <p>Requiring no previous background knowledge in the subject, <i>A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution</i> is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses such as History of the Atlantic World, History of the Revolutionary Era, Latin American History to 1820, and History of the African Diaspora, as well a challenging yet comprehensible resource for high school AP World History classes.
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