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The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context, and Legacy (Jeffersonian America)

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Pages: 272

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press (30 Dec. 2015)

By: Julia Gaffield (Editor)

A product of the only successful slave revolution in history, Haiti’:s Declaration of Independence in 1804 stands at a major turning point in the trajectory of social, economic, and political relations in the modern world. Despite Haiti’:s global significance, however, scholars are only now beginning to understand the context, content, and implications of the Haitian Declaration of Independence. This collection represents the first in-depth, interdisciplinary, and integrated analysis by American, and Haitian scholars of the creation and dissemination of the document, its content and reception, and its legacy. Throughout, the contributors use newly discovered archival materials and innovative research methods to reframe the importance of Haiti within the Age of Revolution and to reinterpret the Declaration as a founding document of the nineteenth-century Atlantic World.


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