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Haiti: Madame Toussaint, Empress Dessalines

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. “An Account of the Wife of Toussaint L’Ouverture,” The Christian Observer (1804) Josephine Dessalines is humane, good-natured, and […]

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Haiti: Péralte

Nov. I, 1919.—Killed Charlemagne Péralte, Commander-in-Chief of the Bandits. Brought Charlemagne’s body to Grande Rivière, arriving 9 A.M. Went to Cap Haitien with the body. Received orders to proceeded to Fort Capois next morning. Went to Grand Riviere via handcar, arriving 9 P.M. Wrote report re death of Charlemagne. Captain Herman H. Hanneken quoted in […]

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Haiti: State

If Haitian society cannot move forward and cannot realize the dream of modernity that sparked its revolution at the end of the 18th century, it is in part because it had an elite that lived by siphoning off the country’s productivity to support its personal consumption. J. Michael Dash, “Rebuilding Haiti: The Next Two Hundred […]

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Haiti: Africa

Jean Price-Mars avowedly sought to renovate and redeem Haiti precisely by prescribing the place of Africa within the nation. Price-Mars looked to history to understand what he saw as the historical processes involved in creating a unique Haitian being and ethnos. Gérarde Magliore and Kevin A. Yelvington, “Haiti and the anthropological imagination,” Gradhiva (2005)  

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