The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon
Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804Book - 2011
In this ambitious book, Girard employs the latest tools of the historian's craft, multi-archival research in particular, and applies them to the climactic yet poorly understood last years of the Haitian Revolution. Haiti lost most of its archives to neglect and theft, but a substantial number of documents survive in French, U.S., British, and Spanish collections, both public and private. In all, this book relies on contemporary military, commercial, and administrative sources drawn from nineteen archives and research libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2011
Characteristics: xii, 444 p. : ill. ; 25 cm