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Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Jeremy D. Popkin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution, gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had ... More


The First Days of the Slave Insurrection

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/9780226675855.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from a first-person account of the first days of the Haitian revolution on August 22–23, 1791. The author was taken prisoner on the first night of the uprising and ... More


Response from the Roots: Still Not Afraid

Rebecca Dirksen

in After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190928056
eISBN:
9780190928094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928056.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter profiles two classic bands tied deeply to Haiti’s Vodou roots, Boukman Eksperyans and RAM. Both bands are active and revered on the global popular music circuit and have also been ... More


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