Haiti S Influence On Antebellum America

Author: Alfred N. Hunt
Editor: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807131978
Size: 14,32 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 751
Download

The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 as a slave revolt on the French colonial island of Saint Domingue and ended thirteen years later with the founding of an independent black republic. Waves of French West Indians -- slaves, white colonists, and free blacks -- fled the upheaval and flooded southern U.S. ports -- most notably New Orleans -- bringing with them everything from French opera to voodoo. Alfred N. Hunt discusses the ways these immigrants affected southern agriculture, architecture, language, politics, medicine, religion, and the arts. He also considers how the events in Haiti influenced the American slavery-emancipation debate and spurred developments in black militancy and Pan-Africanism in the United States. By effecting the development of racial ideology in antebellum America, Hunt concludes, the Haitian Revolution was a major contributing factor to the attitudes that led to the Civil War.

Toussaint Louverture And The American Civil War

Author: Matthew J. Clavin
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812242058
Size: 13,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 187
Download

At the end of the eighteenth century, a massive slave revolt rocked French Saint Domingue, the most profitable European colony in the Americas. Under the leadership of the charismatic former slave François Dominique Toussaint Louverture, a disciplined and determined republican army, consisting almost entirely of rebel slaves, defeated all of its rivals and restored peace to the embattled territory. The slave uprising that we now refer to as the Haitian Revolution concluded on January 1, 1804, with the establishment of Haiti, the first "black republic" in the Western Hemisphere. The Haitian Revolution cast a long shadow over the Atlantic world. In the United States, according to Matthew J. Clavin, there emerged two competing narratives that vied for the revolution's legacy. One emphasized vengeful African slaves committing unspeakable acts of violence against white men, women, and children. The other was the story of an enslaved people who, under the leadership of Louverture, vanquished their oppressors in an effort to eradicate slavery and build a new nation. Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War examines the significance of these competing narratives in American society on the eve of and during the Civil War. Clavin argues that, at the height of the longstanding conflict between North and South, Louverture and the Haitian Revolution were resonant, polarizing symbols, which antislavery and proslavery groups exploited both to provoke a violent confrontation and to determine the fate of slavery in the United States. In public orations and printed texts, African Americans and their white allies insisted that the Civil War was a second Haitian Revolution, a bloody conflict in which thousands of armed bondmen, "American Toussaints," would redeem the republic by securing the abolition of slavery and proving the equality of the black race. Southern secessionists and northern anti-abolitionists responded by launching a cultural counterrevolution to prevent a second Haitian Revolution from taking place.

Amerindians Africans Americans

Author: Association of Caribbean Historians. Conference
Editor: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789768125149
Size: 20,82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 581
Download

Drie papers over de geschiedenis van het Caribisch gebied. Deze papers werden gpresenteerd op een congres over de associatie van Caribische hisotrici.

Taking Haiti

Author: Mary A. Renda
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807849385
Size: 12,22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 575
Download

The U.S. invasion of Haiti in July 1915 marked the start of a military occupation that lasted for nineteen years--and fed an American fascination with Haiti that flourished even longer. Exploring the cultural dimensions of U.S. contact with Haiti during t

Choice

Author:
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 15,31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 787
Download


Haiti

Author: Frantz Pratt
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN:
Size: 14,44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 622
Download

Pratt's indexed bibliography is a welcome addition to the scholarship on Haiti. Dedicated to the systematic compilation of periodical articles in English, it contains more than 5,000 citations, arranged in chronological order by subject, and grouped within nine categories. It is a boon to those concerned with and interested in the specifics of Haitian life, as it covers practically all aspects of that existence from 1800 through 1990.

Emancipating Slaves Enslaving Free Men

Author: Jeffrey Hummel
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698444
Size: 10,95 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 253
Download

This book combines a sweeping narrative of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war’s significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America’s turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. While the chapters tell the story of the Civil War and discuss the issues raised in readable prose, each chapter is followed by a detailed bibliographical essay, looking at all the different major works on the subject, with their varying ideological viewpoints and conclusions. In his economic analysis of slavery, Professor Hummel takes a different view than the two major poles which have determined past discussions of the topic. While some writers claim that slavery was unprofitable and harmful to the Southern economy, and others maintain it was profitable and efficient for the South, Hummel uses the economic concept of Deadweight Loss to show that slavery was both highly profitable for slave owners and harmful to Southern economic development. While highly critical of Confederate policy, Hummel argues that the war was fought to prevent secession, not to end slavery, and that preservation of the Union was not necessary to end slavery: the North could have let the South secede peacefully, and slavery would still have been quickly terminated. Part of Hummel’s argument is that the South crucially relied on the Northern states to return runaway slaves to their owners. This new edition has a substantial new introduction by the author, correcting and supplementing the account given in the first edition (the major revision is an increase in the estimate of total casualties) and a foreword by John Majewski, a rising star of Civil War studies.

Echoes Of The Haitian Revolution 1804 2004

Author: Martin Munro
Editor: University of West Indies Press
ISBN:
Size: 17,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 390
Download

The bicentenary of Haitian independence in 2004 triggered a renewed interest in Haitian history and culture. In many ways, however, much work is still required in this fertile field. Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and Its Cultural Aftershocks, the first collection of essays edited by Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, addressed the repercussions of the Haitian Revolution in Haiti, the Caribbean, North America and Europe. This present volume develops and complements the previous collection to meet the growing demand for original scholarly work on Haiti. Widening the cultural lens to include diasporic studies, art, and questions of race and gender, Echoes of the Haitian Revolution exposes how the history of Haiti has shaped our ideas of race, nation and civilization in ways that we are often unaware of. Haiti=s lessons continue to engage us in a dynamic dialogue that compels us to question and revisit received arguments. The essays collected here provoke and stimulate these necessary conversations by approaching the legacies and repercussions of the revolution from a cultural perspective. The authors explore the cultural echoes of the revolution in Haiti, the Caribbean, the United States and Europe. There are chapters on race and German literature, the silencing of the revolution in North American historiography, the experiences and cultural influence of Saint-Domingue refugees in New Orleans, postcolonial interpretations of Toussaint Louverture, images of white Creole women during the revolution, and the work of the African-American artist Jacob Lawrence.

Book Review Digest

Author:
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 15,25 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 990
Download

Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.

African America And Haiti

Author: Chris Dixon
Editor: Praeger
ISBN:
Size: 18,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 962
Download

Discusses the 19th Century emigration of thousands of African Americans from the United States to Haiti who hoped to find opportunity and freedom from racism and slavery.