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Between the Family and the Nation: Lamartine, Toussaint Louverture, and the “Interracial” Family Romance 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/9781781381847.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter considers the French abolitionist Alphonse de Lamartine’s verse drama, Toussaint Louverture (1850), showing how writing that narrates the life of Louverture as not simply a ‘colonial ... More


Cousin that’s not what you told me

Mariana Past and Benjamin Hebblethwaite (eds)

in Stirring the Pot of Haitian History: by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859678
eISBN:
9781800852297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859678.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This final chapter opens with Toussaint Louverture in Santo Domingo in 1802, preoccupied with the possibility of a new French invasion. In February, General Leclerc invaded Cape Haitian in the north; ... More


Kidnapped Narratives: The Lost Heir of Henry Christophe and the Imagined Communities of the African Diaspora

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/UPO9781846316517.006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines narratives of the kidnappings that haunted leaders of the Haitian Revolution as well as their families, with special emphasis on the families of Toussaint Louverture and Henry ... 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


The little orange tree grew

Mariana Past and Benjamin Hebblethwaite (eds)

in Stirring the Pot of Haitian History: by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859678
eISBN:
9781800852297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859678.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The sixth chapter likens the Haitian Revolution to a cockfight and begins to question Toussaint Louverture’s uses of power. By January 26, 1801 Toussaint has become the dominant cock, largely due to ... More


Toussaint Louverture, “Spin Doctor”? Launching the Haitian Revolution in the Media Sphere

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/UPO9781846316517.002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In ‘Hegel and Haiti’, Susan Buck-Morss argued that Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's dialectic of master and slave was considerably informed by his reading of news stories about the slave revolution in ... More


Fort de Joux

Cilas Kemedjio

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Toussaint Louverture was defeated by la mort blanche, a phenomenon that incarnates the implacable logic of the slave ship. On February 4, 1794, the Convention proclaimed the general abolition of ... 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


Uprooting the Tree of Liberty?: Toussaint Louverture in Santo Domingo, 1801–1802

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/9781469626864.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After taking control of the central state apparatus in Santo Domingo, Toussaint attempted to create a profitable plantation economy by imposing restrictive labor regimes on former slaves and offering ... 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


Garveyism Root and Branch: From the Age of Revolution to the Onset of Black Power

Michael O. West

in Global Garveyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056210
eISBN:
9780813058030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056210.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Garvey movement was at once an end and a beginning. Although very much a product of its time – the immediate post-World War I era – Garveyism was an end in that it summarized much of the thought ... More


Charles Young in Five Acts: Patriots, Traitors, and the Performance of American Militarism

Khary Oronde Polk

in Contagions of Empire: Scientific Racism, Sexuality, and Black Military Workers Abroad, 1898-1948

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655505
eISBN:
9781469655529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655505.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the life and work of Charles Young, the third African American officer to graduate from West Point, and the first to reach the rank of colonel. Through his quest for leadership ... 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


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

Deborah Jenson

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

The Haitian Revolution has generated responses from commentators in fields ranging from philosophy to historiography to twentieth-century literary and artistic studies. But what about the written ... More


Patriarchy and Abolition: Germaine de Staël

in Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves: Women Writers and French Colonial Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318467
eISBN:
9781846317828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317828.002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Germaine de Staël's complex representation of fathers in relation to slavery and abolition, focusing on her own father, Jacques Necker, who features in many of her works. In ... More


Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Nick Nesbitt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Caribbean Critique seeks to define and analyze the distinctive contribution of francophone Caribbean thinkers to perimetric Critical Theory. The book argues that their singular project has been to ... More


Epilogue

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/UPO9781846316517.010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book has documented the rise of a mediated Haitian literature consisting of texts produced by leaders of the Haitian Revolution, particularly Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines, as ... More


Servants turned masters: Santo Domingo and the black revolt

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/9781781381601.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Carlos Esteban Deive's historical novel Viento Negro, bosque del caimán (Black Wind, Bois Caiman, 2002), which deals with the slave revolt of 1791 and its consequences for the ... More


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


Revolution and Cultivation

Paul Cheney

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226079356
eISBN:
9780226411774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411774.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Once the French Revolution broke out in in 1789, the elites of Saint-Domingue began fighting amongst themselves over questions of political representation in the metropolitan center and of the extent ... More


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