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Bretons in Conquest of a Former Colony: French Catholic Missionaries in Haiti, 1860–1915

Philippe Delisle

in In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

Revolution in France and Saint-Domingue, coupled with the creation of an independent Haiti in 1804, put in jeopardy the work that Catholic missionaries had done over the course of the eighteenth ... More


Moreau de Saint-Méry’s Daughter and the Anti-Slavery Muse of La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803)

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Considers the anonymously published epistolary romance, La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (1803), as a text in which the character Mimi takes up a passionate defense of women of color ... More


‘Born to Command’: Leonora Sansay and the Paradoxes of Female Benevolence as Resistance in Zelica; the Creole

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Examines the three-volume novel Zelica; the Creole (1820), most often attributed to Leonora Sansay. The author argues that Zelica ambivalently constructs a narrative in which during the Revolution, ... More


Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809

Graham T. Nessler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626864
eISBN:
9781469626888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626864.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution as both an islandwide and a circum-Caribbean phenomenon, Graham Nessler examines the intertwined histories of Saint-Domingue, the French colony that became ... More


Cul de Sac: Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue

Paul Cheney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226079356
eISBN:
9780226411774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411774.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book is a micro-level study of one plantation in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), situated on the Cul de Sac Plain, near Port au Prince. The sugar economy of eighteenth-century Saint-Domingue ... More


Landscaping Hispaniola: Médéric Louis Élie Moreau de Saint-Méry and border politics

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses two eighteenth-century works by Médéric Louis Élie Moreau de Saint-Méry, a prominent member of the white creole elite born in Martinique in 1750: Description Topographique et ... More


The 1791 revolt and the borderland from below

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses three autobiographical captivity narratives by white eyewitnesses who were taken prisoners by the rebels just after the slave revolt of 1791 and put them in dialogue with five ... More


Haiti, History, and the Gods

Joan Dayan

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book charts the cultural imagination of Haiti, not only by reconstructing the island's history, but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored, investigating the ... More


“They are not men … they are dead bodies”: From Cannibal to Zombie and Back Again

Chera Kee

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter investigates the earliest wave of zombie cinema, and the original mythology that transmitted the zombie to mainstream consciousness around the time of the U.S. occupation of Haiti. ... More


The Story of the Last French Survivors in Saint-Domingue

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0020
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from a certain Mlle. de Palaiseau's account of the Haitian revolution focusing on the role of black rescuers in saving two white girls from the 1804 massacres ordered ... More


French Refugees and Slave Abuse in Frederick County, Maryland: Jean Payen de Boisneuf and the Vincendière Family at L'Hermitage Plantation

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses archaeological and historical research conducted to help Monocacy National Battlefield interpret a plantation on their property that was founded by refugees of the French ... More


Last Days of Saint-Domingue

Joan Dayan

in Haiti, History, and the Gods

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the history of the last years of Saint-Domingue as an independent nation of Haiti. Saint-Domingue was the most beautiful colony in the Americas that was known for its ... More


Gothic Americas

Joan Dayan

in Haiti, History, and the Gods

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the history of the people of Haiti in relation to the history of the Americas. It discusses the United States' support for the French government's plan to reconquest ... More


“My Saddle Bags Loaded with Specie”: Caribbean Commerce in the Age of Revolution

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the 1790s, Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. was a ship captain engaged in sugar and coffee trade in the West Indies. In 1793, his ship was seized by a French privateer and sold at an Admiralty Court ... More


Coffee Cup and Sugar Bowl

MIGUEL A. Bretos

in Matanzas: The Cuba Nobody Knows

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038100
eISBN:
9780813041568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038100.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The collapse of French Saint Domingue's sugar- and coffee-based economy in the 1790s opened new opportunities for Cuba and for Matanzas in particular, being in a region then covered by forests but ... More


I Am the King of the Counter-Revolution: Revolution and Emancipation in Hispaniola, 1789–1795

Graham T. Nessler

in Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626864
eISBN:
9781469626888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626864.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the role of Spanish Santo Domingo in the early years of the Haitian Revolution, focusing principally on the advent of emancipation in French Saint-Domingue in the summer and ... More


Santo Domingo and the Rise of Toussaint Louverture, 1795–1801

Graham T. Nessler

in Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626864
eISBN:
9781469626888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626864.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter details the military history of Hispaniola from 1795, when the French Republic ejected the rival Spanish empire from the island, to 1801, when Toussaint Louverture unified the island ... More


The Languages of Empire

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the theologico-political programming against indigenous speech and through language, this time setting the scene at the second colonial empire. With the structure of colonial ... More


The Arming of Slaves in the Haitian Revolution

David Geggus

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Saint Domingue, the site of Haitian Revolution of 1789–1803, was one of the largest and most productive slave societies during the eighteenth century. In 1791, the French colony was a major supplier ... More


The Production of Theater in the Colonies

Lauren R. Clay

in Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450389
eISBN:
9780801468216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450389.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the establishment of public playhouses and professional acting troupes beyond the Hexagon, in the colonies of the French Caribbean. It considers how directors, patrons, and ... More


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