A Revolutionary Roundup, January 2016

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, 22 September 1805

Jean-Jacques Dessalines, “Patent for Powell Kane & Co,” 22 September 1805, Firestone Library, Princeton University, Simeon Johnson Papers, C1589, BoxB-001096, Folder 1.

Many thanks to Michael Becker, a PhD Candidate at Duke University, for sending me this document.

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Dessalines Reader, 5 May 1802

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to Toussaint Louverture, 5 May 1802/15 Floréal an x, Manuscript Division, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.

Many thanks to Michael Becker, a PhD Candidate at Duke University, for alerting me to the finding aid that led to this document.

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Dessalines Reader, 4 May 1802

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to Toussaint Louverture, 4 May 1804/14 Floréal an x, Manuscript Division, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.

Many thanks to Michael Becker, a PhD Candidate at Duke University, for alerting me to the finding aid that led to this document.

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Dessalines Reader, 25 Messidor an 10

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to Citoyen Cabal, 25 Messidor an 10, Catalogue of the Unpublished Papers of Generals Leclerc and Rochambeau during the War of Independence in Haiti, 1802-3, Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte, 135/AP/1.

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Dessalines Reader, 19 September 1803

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to the Inhabitants of Port-au-Prince, 2e jour Complémentaire, an 11/19 September 1803, Catalogue of the Unpublished Papers of Generals Leclerc and Rochambeau during the War of Independence in Haiti, 1802-3, Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte, 135/AP/1.

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Dessalines Reader, 4 October 1802

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to General Leclerc, 12 Vendemaire, an 11/ 4 October 1802, Catalogue of the Unpublished Papers of Generals Leclerc and Rochambeau during the War of Independence in Haiti, 1802-3, Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte, 135/AP/1.

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Dessalines Reader, 16 August 1802

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to General Leclerc, 26 August 1802, Catalogue of the Unpublished Papers of Generals Leclerc and Rochambeau during the War of Independence in Haiti, 1802-3, Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte, 135/AP/1.

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Dessalines Reader, 29 February 1804

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. Read More

Dessalines Reader, 10 September 1802

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to General Leclerc, 23 Fructidor/10 September 1802, The Philadelphia Gazette & Daily Advertiser, 8 October 1802, page 3.
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Post by Nessler on UNC Blog

Graham Nessler, who has an awesome forthcoming book with UNC, just wrote a post for their blog! Here is an excerpt of the post:
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