African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents

African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents

By: Jacqueline Bacon (editor), Maurice Jackson (editor)Hardback

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Bringing together scholarly essays and helpfully annotated primary documents, African Americans and the Haitian Revolution collects not only the best recent scholarship on the subject, but also showcases the primary texts written by African Americans about the Haitian Revolution. Rather than being about the revolution itself, this collection attempts to show how the events in Haiti served to galvanize African Americans to think about themselves and to act in accordance with their beliefs, and contributes to the study of African Americans in the wider Atlantic World.

About Author

Maurice Jackson is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Georgetown University. He is the author of Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism. Jacqueline Bacon is an independent scholar in San Diego, California. She is the author of Freedom's Journal: The First African-American Newspaper.


Introduction Maurice Jackson and Jacqueline Bacon Part One: Essays Chapter One: Fever and Fret: The Haitian Revolution and African American Responses Maurice Jackson and Jacqueline Bacon Chapter Two: Afro-American Sailors and the International Communication Network: The Case of Newport Bowers Julius S. Scott Chapter Three: The Roots of Early Black Nationalism: Northern African Americans' Invocations of Haiti in the Early Nineteenth Century Sara C. Fanning Chapter Four: "The Black Republic:" The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on Northern Black Political Consciousness, 1816-1862 Leslie M. Alexander Chapter Five: "A Revolution Unexampled in the History of Man": The Haitian Revolution in Freedom's Journal, 1827-1829 Jacqueline Bacon Chapter Six: Antebellum African Americans, Public Commemoration, and the Haitian Revolution: A Problem of Historical Mythmaking Mitch Kachun Chapter Seven: American Toussaints: Symbol, Subversion, and the Black Atlantic Tradition in the American Civil War Matthew J. Clavin Chapter Eight: "The Spirit of Human Brotherhood," "The Sisterhood of Nations," and "Perfect Manhood": Frederick Douglass and the Rhetorical Significance of the Haitian Revolution Glen McClish Chapter Nine: No Man Could Hinder Him: Remembering Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution in the History, Music, Art and Culture of the African American People Maurice Jackson Part Two: Historical Documents "The Condition and Prospects of Hayti" (1826) John Browne Russwurm The Haitian Revolution in Freedom's Journal, the first African American Newspaper (1827-1828) From A Lecture on the Haytien Revolutions; With a Sketch of the Character of Toussaint L'Ouverture. Delivered at the Stuyvesant Institute, (For the Benefit of the Colored Orphan Asylum,) February 26, 1841. James McCune Smith From St. Domingo: Its Revolutions and its Patriots. A Lecture, Delivered before the Metropolitan Athenaeum, London, May 16, and at St. Thomas' Church, Philadelphia, December 20, 1854 William Wells Brown From A Vindication of the Capacity of the Negro Race for Self-Government, and Civilized Progress, as Demonstrated by Historical Events of the Haytian Revolution; and the Subsequent Acts of that People Since Their National Independence (1857) James Theodore Holly The Haitian Revolution in Resolutions Adopted by African American State and Regional Conventions (1858, 1859, 1865) From Men of Mark: Eminent, Progressive, and Rising (1887) William J. Simmons From Lecture on Haiti. The Haitian Pavilion Dedication Ceremonies Delivered at the World's Fair, in Jackson Park, Chicago, Jan. 2d, 1893 Frederick Douglass "The Same" (1932) Langston Hughes From A History of Pan-African Revolt (1938 [1969]) C. L. R. James "Mister Toussan" (1941) Ralph Ellison "Ho Chi Minh is Toussaint L'Ouverture of Indo-China" (1954) Paul Robeson Bibliography Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9780415803755
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780415803755
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0415803756

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