Tag: Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Book Cover, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World

My book,¬†Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution will be out in October 2015! I am super excited and a lot of this has to do with the awesome cover designed by the marketing department at the UNC Press (with a little…

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!

Jean-Jacques Dessalines

The surviving character descriptions and images of Jean-Jacques Dessalines differ drastically but most tend to portray him in a negative light. In recent years, however, a more complicated picture is beginning to emerge of Dessalines as a person, a military general, and a political…

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