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The Haitian Revolution - A short Reading List (of Anglophone scholars)

"More than two hundred years after Haitian independence was declared on January 1, 1804, it remains a challenge to perceive the spirit that fueled the first abolition of slavery in the New World and gave rise to the second independent nation in the Americas. As recently as ten years ago, the Haitian Revolution (1789-1804), which created “Haiti” out of the ashes of French Saint Domingue, was the least understood of the three great democratic revolutions that transformed the Atlantic world in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. That is no longer true. In the decade since the 2004 bicentennial, a genuine explosion of scholarship on the Saint-Domingue revolution has profoundly enriched our memory of what Hannah Arendt, in her comparative study of the American and French revolutions, called “the revolutionary tradition and its lost treasure”. It is not clear to what extent this development has affected broader public understandings of the Haitian predicament, however."

By Professor Malick W. Ghachem for the John Carter Brown Library online exposition: “The Other Revolution: Haiti 1789-1804.”

* Much more scholarship could have been included in this list. To find more monographs and articles on the Haitian Revolution or, for a general reading list on Haiti, see here and here.

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Haiti Soleil: http://haitisoleil.org

→ 14 Caribbean Nations Sue Former Colonizers for Slave Trade


"Fourteen Caribbean nations have resolved to sue their former colonizers — Britain, France and the Netherlands — for lingering harms that they attribute to the slave trade.” (special emphasis added)

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Haitian Peasants, Haiti c.1960

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti c.1934



USA held germany to 1-0 brazil has given up 4 in 30 minutes this means USA is better than brazil and technically made the semis

this is how you know American’s don’t know shit about futbol. America has never won a world cup. Brasil has won 5. more than any other country. Brasil is rated number 3 by fifa and no one knows America’s ranking. smh Brasil is one of the best futbol teams. Brasil would slaughter America. keep dreaming

America lost with a full roster though lmfaooo

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