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Introduction: The “Mulatto/a” Vengeance of ‘Haitian Exceptionalism’1

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/9781781381847.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Argues that the literature of the Haitian Revolution demonstrates a dogged obsession with “mulatto/a” or other “mixed-race” beings, and more specifically, with understanding the initial revolt and ... More


‘Theresa’ to the Rescue! African American Women’s Resistance and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution

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/9781781381847.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is all about ‘Theresa; a Haytien Tale’ (1828), a short story that was serialized and published anonymously in the first African American newspaper Freedom’s Journal, and is now ... More


The Color of History: The Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement and the ‘Never-to-be-Forgiven Course of the Mulattoes’

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/9781781381847.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter looks at the way in which David Nicholls’s vocabulary about the ‘mulatto legend’ was almost entirely derived from that of nineteenth-century transatlantic abolitionist writing about ... More


Unleashing the Loas: The Literary Legacy of the Haitian Revolution in the U.S. South and the Caribbean

John Wharton Lowe

in Calypso Magnolia: The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628882
eISBN:
9781469628059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628882.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter surveys the ways in which the Haitian Revolution was made a taboo subject in the U.S. South, as slave owners feared a similar conflagration; concurrently, however, appearances of the ... More


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

Marlene L. Daut

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was an event of monumental world-historical significance, and here, in the first systematic literary history of those events, Haiti's war of independence is ... More


‘Let us be Humane after the Victory’: Pierre Faubert’s ‘New Humanism’

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/9781781381847.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In order to show what we readers miss when their readings of nineteenth-century literary texts are circumscribed by an a priori idea about what is contained therein based on the author’s skin color ... More


“An Other Tongue”: Linguistics Maps, Literary Geographies, Cultural Landscapes

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the implications of national ideologies in the domain of languages and literatures intermixed with the colonial difference. It looks at the Haitian Revolution, wherein language ... More


Introduction

Raphael Dalleo

in Haiti and the Americas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037573
eISBN:
9781621039334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037573.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to explore Haiti’s place in the Americas by bringing together work in history and cultural studies to apply the methods of archival ... More


‘Monotonies of History’: Baron de Vastey and the Mulatto Legend of Derek Walcott's Haitian Trilogy

in Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/Colonial Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311437
eISBN:
9781846315299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311437.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Derek Walcott's The Haitian Trilogy (2002), which brings together three old plays of this Nobel Laureate that all deal with the decolonization process in general, and the ... More


Sociogenic Marronage in a Slave Revolution

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deciphers principles developed during the Haitian Revolution by slave masses in flight. Its twofold objectives are a refutation of scholarship reducing the notions of freedom in the ... More


Coda: Today’s ‘Haitian Exceptionalism’

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/9781781381847.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Concludes by arguing that virtually all of the “racial” tropologies of the nineteenth century, which had never completely gone away anyway, surfaced with a vengeance in the popular media storm that ... 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


Introduction: Race and Voice in the Archives: Mediated Testimony and Interracial Commerce in Saint-Domingue

in Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314971
eISBN:
9781846316517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316517.001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines the literature that arose from the Haitian Revolution, focusing on political manuscripts issued by former slaves turned revolutionary leaders, including correspondence, ... More


Sovereign Marronage and Its Others

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the first of two chapters exploring the Haitian Revolution, the only known successful human slave revolution. Both chapters highlight the value of marronage for our modern political ... More


Introduction: The Haitian Revolution as Refusal and Reuse

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces the theoretical stakes of the book, juxtaposing C.L.R. James’s work on the Haitian Revolution with Bertolt Brecht’s Messingkauf Dialogues: It argues that Haitian Revolution ... More


The Challenges for Revolutionary Change in the Caribbean

Horace G. Campbell

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter analyses the challenges for revolutionary change in the Caribbean. It examines critical concepts such as memory, self-organization, self-emancipation and fractal theories of revolution. ... More


Liberty, Fraternity, Exile: Haiti and Jamaica after Emancipation

Matthew J. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617978
eISBN:
9781469617992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617978.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book presents a unique history of the major Caribbean countries of Haiti and Jamaica from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century expressed through the connections in their ... More


Introduction

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/9781469626864.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction to this study articulates the central theme of the book, which is to present the Haitian Revolution (1789-1809) from the perspective of the entire island of Hispaniola, rather than ... More


The Case of Jean Baptiste, un Créole de Saint-Domingue: Narrating Slavery, Freedom, and the Haitian Revolution in Baltimore City

Martha S. Jones

in The American South and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044378
eISBN:
9780813046471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter uses the story of Haitian slave Jean Baptiste to illustrate how competing legal systems in the New World, and even within the North American mainland, profoundly affected the lives of ... More


The Spiritual Republic in the Atlantic Age of Revolutions

Emily Suzanne Clark

in Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628783
eISBN:
9781469628806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628783.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 5 situates the Cercle Harmonique in an Atlantic world where France, the Caribbean, and New Orleans were the main nodes. The Cercle Harmonique reinvigorated the French revolutionary motto ... More


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