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Jean-Jacques Dessalines (c. 1758-1806)

The following is an entry on Dessalines that I wrote for the¬†Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. I hope it’s helpful for anyone teaching the Revolution–comments, corrections, and additional information are most welcome!

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Haitian Constitutions 1790-1860

Dessalines’s 1805 constitution, original at the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia Laurent Dubois (@soccerpolitics), Michel Acacia, and I edited a publication on Haitian constitutions that was part of a series called¬†The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, 1776-1849. What is awesome about this … Continue reading

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