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The Resource Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution, Laurent Dubois

Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution, Laurent Dubois

Label
Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution
Title
Avengers of the New World
Title remainder
the story of the Haitian Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Dubois
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Toussaint's enormous political power, sent troops 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."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1971-
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Dubois, Laurent
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Haiti
Label
Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution, Laurent Dubois
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-347) and index
Contents
  • Prologue.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Specters of Saint-Domingue.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Fermentation.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Inheritance.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Fire in the Cane.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • New World.
  • p. 115
  • 6.
  • Defiance.
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Liberty's Land.
  • p. 152
  • 8.
  • Opening.
  • p. 171
  • 9.
  • Power.
  • p. 194
  • 10.
  • Enemies of Liberty.
  • p. 209
  • 11.
  • Territory.
  • p. 231
  • 12.
  • Tree of Liberty.
  • p. 251
  • 13.
  • Those Who Die.
  • p. 280
  • Epilogue: Out of the Ashes.
  • p. 302
  • Notes.
  • p. 309
  • Index.
  • p. 349
Control code
l82003063010
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 357 p.
Isbn
9780674013049
Lccn
2003063010
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Avengers of the New World : the story of the Haitian Revolution, Laurent Dubois
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-347) and index
Contents
  • Prologue.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Specters of Saint-Domingue.
  • p. 8
  • 2.
  • Fermentation.
  • p. 36
  • 3.
  • Inheritance.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Fire in the Cane.
  • p. 91
  • 5.
  • New World.
  • p. 115
  • 6.
  • Defiance.
  • p. 132
  • 7.
  • Liberty's Land.
  • p. 152
  • 8.
  • Opening.
  • p. 171
  • 9.
  • Power.
  • p. 194
  • 10.
  • Enemies of Liberty.
  • p. 209
  • 11.
  • Territory.
  • p. 231
  • 12.
  • Tree of Liberty.
  • p. 251
  • 13.
  • Those Who Die.
  • p. 280
  • Epilogue: Out of the Ashes.
  • p. 302
  • Notes.
  • p. 309
  • Index.
  • p. 349
Control code
l82003063010
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 357 p.
Isbn
9780674013049
Lccn
2003063010
Other physical details
ill., maps

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