About Julia Gaffield, PhD

Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University

A Revolutionary Roundup, January 2016

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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!


Benjamin Park wrote a post on The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

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Jordan Taylor storified the tweets from four of the five Age of Revolutions Panels at the AHA:

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Dessalines Reader, 29 November 1803

Many thanks to Patrick Tardieu for sending this version to me! You can read more about the publication of this document in Tardieu’s chapter in my edited volumed, The Haitian Declaration of Independence.

Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henry Christophe, and Augustin Clervaux, “Proclamation, 29 November 1803,” Aurora General Advertiser, 5 January 1804, Philadelphia, No. 4059, Page 2. Continue reading

Dessalines Reader, 31 January 1806

I am indebted to Andrew Walker, a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, for sharing this document and the transcription with me. If you use the document, please acknowledge Andrew’s generosity!

Jean-Jacques Dessalines concerning the land of Agnès and Antoine Granbois, 31 January 1806, P18002, Haiti vol. 1, Mémoires et Documents, Centre des Archives Diplomatiques de la Courneuve. Continue reading

Dessalines Reader, 12 February 1804 (3)

I am indebted to Andrew Walker, a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, for sharing this document and the transcription with me. If you use the document, please acknowledge Andrew’s generosity!

Jean-Jacques Dessalines, “Brevet,” 12 February 1804, MMC 2814, Celestine Bencomo Haitian Collection 1775-1915, Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Continue reading