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A Tale of Two Democratic Foundings: The United States, Haiti, and the Problem of Democratic Self-Constitution

Angélica Maria Bernal

in Beyond Origins: Rethinking Founding in a Time of Constitutional Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190494223
eISBN:
9780190494247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494223.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter examines the emergence of the democratic conception of founding, centered on the people as founder, and the paradoxes of founding posed by this figure in relation to two central cases: ... More


Haitian Catholicism and the End of Pluralism

Elizabeth Fenton

in Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384093
eISBN:
9780199893584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384093.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter shows that anti-Catholicism contributed to antebellum writers’ confrontation of slavery. Abolitionist documents of this period often equated the plight of the African American with that ... More


Every Island Is Not Haiti: The French Revolution in the Windward Islands

Paul Friedland

in Rethinking the Age of Revolutions: France and the Birth of the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190674793
eISBN:
9780190674830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674793.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, European Modern History

Between 1794 and 1796, Britain faced a series of rebellions in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. In most present-day narratives, the common factor in all of these rebellions would seem to be the ... More


Finding a Politics of Diaspora in the Caribbean

Joanna Dee Das

in Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190264871
eISBN:
9780190264901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264871.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

“Finding a Politics of Diaspora in the Caribbean” examines how Dunham’s ethnographic research trip to the Caribbean transformed her perspective on the political potential of black dance. While in ... More


Fugitive Slave Narratives and Atlantic Conspiracies

Gretchen J. Woertendyke

in Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190212278
eISBN:
9780190212292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212278.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the influence of the Haitian Revolution throughout the long nineteenth century on fugitive slave narratives and the development of the gothic romance in the nineteenth century. By ... More


The Revolution: Emancipation without Freedom

Sue Peabody

in Madeleine's Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies in France's Indian Ocean Colonies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190233884
eISBN:
9780190233914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190233884.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, European Early Modern History

Slave labor in eighteenth-century Isle Bourbon was shaped by the cultivation of staple crops, unlike the proto-industrial forms of labor found in the sugar plantations of the Atlantic world, and may ... More


The Rise of Trou Coffy and the Jacmel Insurgent Theater

Terry Rey

in The Priest and the Prophetess: Abbé Ouvière, Romaine Rivière, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190625849
eISBN:
9780190625870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625849.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 1, “The Rise of Trou Coffy and the Jacmel Insurgent Theater,” explains both the transatlantic sociopolitical context in which the free colored insurgencies in Saint-Domingue’s West and South ... More


Revolting Revolutionaries

Dustin Ells Howes

in Freedom Without Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199336999
eISBN:
9780190490119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336999.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The signature violent political revolutions since the eighteenth century have been characterized by calls for freedom. The major participants in the American, French, Haitian, and Bolshevik ... More


The Priest and the Prophetess: Abbé Ouvière, Romaine Rivière, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World

Terry Rey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190625849
eISBN:
9780190625870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625849.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Shortly after a slave revolt in the North Province of the French colony of Saint-Domingue sparked the Haitian Revolution in August 1791, a free black immigrant coffee farmer and gender-bending ... More


“The Old Settlers Have Bred a Great Quantity of Slaves”: Slavery, Reproduction, and Revolution, 1763–97

Katherine Paugh

in The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine, and Fertility in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198789789
eISBN:
9780191831478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789789.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History, World Modern History

Abolitionist sentiments had long circulated in the British Atlantic world, but it was not until the 1760s in Virginia that they gained political traction in a colony dependent on slave labor. The ... More


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