Product details DescriptionThis volume of the first slave rebellion to have a successful outcome, leading to the establishment of Haiti as a free republic and black paving the way for the emancipation of slaves in the rest of the French Empire and the world. Encouraged by the French Revolution, the enslaved inhabitants of the French Caribbean began a series of revolts, and in 1791 plantation workers in Haiti, then known as Santo Domingo, overwhelmed their planter owners and began to take control of the island. They achieved emancipation in 1794, and after successfully opposing Napoleonic forces eight years later, came as part of an independent nation in 1804. A wide selection of documents, all newly translated by the authors, is c. . . More>>

Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History with Documents

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