Jean-Jacques Dessalines, “Extract from the Secret Deliberations of the government of the Island of Hayti,” 29 February 1804, Relf’s Philadelphia Gazette, 30 April 1804, Page 3. Continue reading
Jean-Jacques Dessalines to General Leclerc, 23 Fructidor/10 September 1802, The Philadelphia Gazette & Daily Advertiser, 8 October 1802, page 3.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines to General [Toussaint Louverture], 4 July 1800, Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser, Baltimore, Maryland, 8 August 1800, page 3.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines to Toussaint Louverutre, 10 Messidor an 8/28 June 1800, Telegraphe and Daily Advertiser, Baltimore, Maryland, page 3.
I initially created this website as a supplement to The Haitian Declaration of Independence in an Atlantic Context, a conference hosted and funded by the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies in 2013. You can find a summary of the conference at the Legal History Blog and you can also see a Tweet-summary of the conference at David Armitage’s storified recap of the live tweeting from the conference (#HaitiDOI). Our edited volume entitled The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context, and Legacy, (University of Virginia Press) is now available!
The Age of Revolution seems to be having a moment in the historical world. January 2016 is overflowing with thought-provoking debates about the state of the field and new directions for the historiography. Here is a roundup of recent summaries of some of these discussion!