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Avengers of the New World : Story of the Haitian Revolution (04 Edition)

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The first and only successful slave revolution in the Americas began in 1791 when thousands of brutally exploited slaves rose up against their masters on Saint-Domingue, the most profitable colony in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Within a few years, the slave insurgents forced the French administrators of the colony to emancipate them, a decision ratified by revolutionary Paris in 1794. This victory was a stunning challenge to the order of master/slave relations throughout the Americas, including the southern United States, reinforcing the most fervent hopes of slaves and the worst fears of masters. But, peace eluded Saint-Domingue as British and Spanish forces attacked the colony. A charismatic ex-slave named Toussaint Louverture came to France's aid, raising armies of others like himself and defeating the invaders. Ultimately Napoleon, fearing the enormous political power of Toussaint, sent a massive mission to crush him and subjugate the ex-slaves. After many battles, a decisive victory over the French secured the birth of Haiti and the permanent abolition of slavery from the land. The independence of Haiti reshaped the Atlantic world by leading to the French sale of Louisiana to the United States and the expansion of the Cuban sugar economy. Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites, and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism, and victory. He establishes the Haitian Revolution as a foundational moment in the history of democracy and human rights.

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Runner-Up, Adult Nonfiction Category, 2005 Society of Midland Authors Book Awards

Synopsis:

A Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of 2004

About the Author

Laurent Dubois is Professor of History and Romance Studies, Duke University.

Duke University

Table of Contents

  • Prologue
  • 1. Specters of Saint-Domingue
  • 2. Fermentation
  • 3. Inheritance
  • 4. Fire in the Cane
  • 5. New World
  • 6. Defiance
  • 7. Liberty’s Land
  • 8. The Opening
  • 9. Power
  • 10. Enemies of Liberty
  • 11. Territory
  • 12. The Tree of Liberty
  • 13. Those Who Die
  • Epilogue: Out of the Ashes
  • Notes
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674018266
Author:
Dubois, Laurent
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
DuBois, Laurent
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Haiti History Revolution, 1791-1804.
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Subject:
History : Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
History, Modern -- 19th century.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
The Story of the Hai
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 halftones, 2 maps
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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