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Introduction

  • Erica R. Johnson
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Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Abstract

A minority of primarily white, male, French philanthropists used their social standing and talents to improve the lives of peoples of African descent in Saint-Domingue during the crucial period of the Haitian Revolution. By focusing on this little-known, often overlooked group of philanthropists, my book explores the complicated racial relationships of the Haitian Revolution and offers a view that takes into account the efforts of all peoples who worked to end slavery and establish racial equality in Saint-Domingue. This book challenge simplistic notions of the Haitian Revolution, which lean too heavily on an assumed strict racial divide between black and white.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erica R. Johnson
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryFrancis Marion UniversityFlorenceUSA

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