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Kurzbeschreibung The Haitian Revolution was the only successful slave revolt in world history and the first time people of color overthrew a European colonial regime to establish an independent country. This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution. Drawing on the latest scholarship in the field as well as on the author's original research, the book presents a chronological account of the complex historical contexts that produced and shaped the revolution, while paying due attention to important underlying themes.
Aus dem Inhalt List of Illustrations vi
Series Editor's Preface vii
1 A Colonial Society in a Revolutionary Era 10
2 The Uprisings, 1791-1793 35
3 Republican Emancipation in Saint-Domingue, 1793-1798 62
4 Toussaint Louverture in Power, 1798-1801 90
5 The Struggle for Independence, 1802-1806 114
6 Consolidating Independence in a Hostile World 141
Afterword: The Earthquake Crisis of 2010 and the Haitian Revolution 167