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Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian RevolutionThe Belknap Press #ad - 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. He establishes the Haitian Revolution as a foundational moment in the history of democracy and human rights. The belknap Press. 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.
Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution #ad - . 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, heroism, wealthy whites, free people of African descent, war, and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, and victory.
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.
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo RevolutionVintage #ad - And it is the story of a barely literate slave named toussaint L'Ouverture, who led the black people of San Domingo in a successful struggle against successive invasions by overwhelming French, Spanish, and English forces and in the process helped form the first independent nation in the Caribbean. Used book in Good Condition.
It is the story of the french colony of San Domingo, a place where the brutality of master toward slave was commonplace and ingeniously refined. A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World. This powerful, intensely dramatic book is the definitive account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that began in the wake of the Bastille but became the model for the Third World liberation movements from Africa to Cuba.
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution #ad - The belknap Press.
Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History with Documents Bedford Series in History and CulturalBedford/St. Martin's #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Get the true story of the slave revolutions that reconstructed the geographies of the American from 1789 to 1804 through the primary sources included in Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804. The belknap Press.
Haiti: The Aftershocks of HistoryPicador #ad - A new york times notable book of the year even before the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption, blamed by many for its own wretchedness. Picador USA. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois demonstrates, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past.
The belknap Press. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution-the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the surrounding colonial powers; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise.
Haiti: The Aftershocks of History #ad - Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, " this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge. Used book in Good Condition.
A Concise History of the Haitian RevolutionWiley-Blackwell #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti’s independence in 1804. Picador USA. Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as the author’s original research offers a valuable resource for those studying independence movements in Latin America, the history of the African diaspora, and the age of the American and French revolutions Written by an expert on both the French and Haitian revolutions to offer a balanced view Presents a chronological, the history of the Atlantic World, yet thematic, account of the complex historical contexts that produced and shaped the Haitian Revolution The belknap Press.
The French Revolution: A Very Short IntroductionOxford University Press #ad - Doyle explores the legacy of the revolution in the form of rationality in public affairs and responsible government, and finishes his examination of the revolution with a discussion of why it has been so controversial. About the series: combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.
Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the french revolution, and tricolours, Baroness Orczy, garnered from Dickens, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments and consequences of the French Revolution such as decimalization, as well as the legends of let them eat cake, and Tolstoy, and the whole ideology of human rights.
The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam. Continuing with a brief survey of the old regime and how it collapsed, Doyle continues to ellucidate how the revolution happened: why did the revolutionaries quarrel with the king, why this produced Terror, the church and the rest of Europe, and finally how it accomplished rule by a general.
The belknap Press. The revolution destroyed the age old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. This book looks at how the ancien regime became ancien as well as examining cases in which achievement failed to match ambition.
The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents Bedford Series in History and CultureBedford/St. Martin's #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Exploring the issue of rights and citizenship, Revolutionary France, French Revolution and Human Rights uses original translations and commentary of both debates and legislation that led to the French development of the modern concept of human rights. Bedford Books. Picador USA.
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From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation - Haiti: The Tumultuous HistorySt. Martin's Griffin #ad - The belknap Press. Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. Finally, in haiti: the tumultuous history, girard explores poverty's devastating impact on contemporary Haiti and argues that Haitians--particularly home-grown dictators--bear a big share of the responsibility for their nation's troubles. Efforts to create a stable democracy in haiti failed so spectacularly? Philippe Girard answers these and other questions, both within Haiti and internationally; Haitians remain deeply suspicious of white foriegners' motives, examining how colonialism and slavery have left a legacy of racial tension, many of whom doubt Hatians' ability to govern themselves.
Why has haiti been plagued by so many woes? Why have multiple U. S. Bedford Books. He also examines how haiti's current political instability is merely a continuation of political strife that began during the War of Independence 1791-1804.
A Black Soldier's Story: The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of IndependenceUniv Of Minnesota Press #ad - After the war ended in 1898, batrell taught himself to read and write and published a memoir of his wartime experiences, Para la Historia. Sanders also puts forth a critical introduction that contextualizes Batrell's perspective within Cuba's colonial history and its racial politics. Used book in Good Condition.
Government corruption, racial discrimination, and the systematic exclusion of black veterans from public service had helped to reassert the racial hierarchy of colonial Cuba. Deftly rendering Batrell's forceful and energetic prose into English, Mark A. Picador USA. In 1896, an illiterate, fifteen-year-old Afro-Cuban field hand joined the rebel army fighting for Cuba's independence.
A Black Soldier's Story: The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban War of Independence #ad - Originally published in 1912-the same year in which the Cuban government massacred more than 5, 000 Afro-Cubans-this work of both protest and patriotism is the only autobiographical account of the war written by an Afro-Cuban soldier. After the war, batrell became dismayed by the Cuban Republic's rapid retreat from the revolution's democratic ideals.
Bedford Books. With his memoir, batrell hoped to remind cubans about the participation of Afro-Cubans in the war as much as 80 percent of the Cuban Liberation Army may have been Afro-Cuban and to protest their subjugation in its aftermath. Now available for the first time in English, Batrell's powerful memoir provides profound insights into the role of race in the nation's history.
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Simon Bolivar: A LifeYale University Press #ad - The key to his greatness, was supreme will power and an ability to inspire people to follow him beyond their immediate interests, Lynch concludes, in some cases through years of unremitting struggle. Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. Bedford Books. Simón bolívar was a revolutionary who freed six countries, an intellectual who argued the principles of national liberation, and a general who fought a cruel colonial war.
This is the first major English-language biography of “The Liberator” in half a century. Used book in Good Condition. Encompassing bolívar’s entire life and his many accomplishments, this is the definitive account of a towering figure in the history of the Western hemisphere. The belknap Press. John lynch draws on extensive research on the man and his era to tell Bolívar’s story, to understand his life in the context of his own society and times, and to explore his remarkable and enduring legacy.
Simon Bolivar: A Life #ad - The book illuminates the inner world of Bolívar, his power to command, the dynamics of his leadership, and his modes of ruling the diverse peoples of Spanish America. His life, battles, passions, and great victories became embedded in Spanish American culture almost as soon as they happened.