Tag Archives: France

The Sufferings of Madame Toussaint

The widow of the unfortunate Toussaint has just landed upon our continent. Her account of her own and her husband’s sufferings, from Bonaparte’s tyranny, would be incredible, were they not already equaled by the Corsican’s former atrocities, and those of his accomplices. Her mutilated limbs and numerous wounds, are, besides, visible proofs of the racks [...]
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Débarquement de la flotte française à Saint-Domingue, faisant suite aux Révolutions de cette île.

Débarquement de la flotte française à Saint-Domingue, faisant suite aux Révolutions de cette île. Guerre à mort entre les Français et les Noirs. Carnage horrible, incendies, devastations, les Français chasses de Saint-Domingue. (1803). Click here for larger image and more information.
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Veüe et perspective du Cap François. Scituée dans l’isle de St. Domingue… avec toutes les observations et dangers de l’entrée de la baye (1717)

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Débarquement à Saint Domingue

Cornelis Gerritsz Decker (1620-1678), Débarquement à Saint Domingue (17e siècle,  Le musée du quai Branly, Paris).
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Jean-Claude Duvalier, February 8, 1986

Aislin (alias Terry Mosher), Baby Doc flees Haiti to France (Ink, felt pen, overlay on paper. February 8, 1986. McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec.
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Mademoiselle Desgots de Saint Domingue et son nègre Laurent

A prodigal luxury was, indeed, the most striking feature of life. “Everything at San Domingo,” writes Moreau de Saint-Méry, “takes on a character of opulence which astonishes the European.” People dined “‘á la creole’ — that is to say, with profusion,” and their tables were served by such numbers of waiting-men as cut off the [...]
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Haiti: Présence Africaine Éditions, 25 bis, rue des écoles, Paris, France, June 24, 2010

Présence Africaine Éditions
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Haiti: Jean-Baptiste Belley, député de Saint-Domingue

Jean-Baptiste Belley, député de Saint Dominique à la Convention (1797), Anne Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson. Oil on canvas. Collection: Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles Jean Baptiste Belley was one of the three representatives of the French colonies elected in San Domingue in 1793. Taken from his native Senegalese island to [...]
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