The Declaration of Independence in Rainsford

Below are images of the Haitian Declaration of Independence from Marcus Rainsford’s 1805 An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti from the collection at the John Carter Brown Library. Paul Youngquist and Gregory Pierrot have recently published an edited version of Rainsford’s book.

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About Julia Gaffield, PhD

Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University
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