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Haitian Connections In the Atlantic World
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Haitian Connections In the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution

Julia Gaffield

Abstract

On January 1, 1804, Haiti shocked the world by declaring independence. Historians have long portrayed Haiti's post-revolutionary period as one during which the international community rejected Haiti's Declaration of Independence and adopted a policy of isolation designed to contain the impact of the world's only successful slave revolution. Julia Gaffield, however, anchors a fresh vision of Haiti's first tentative years of independence to its relationships with other nations and empires and reveals the surprising limits of the country's supposed isolation. Gaffield frames Haitian independence ... More

Keywords: Haiti, independence, recognition, diplomacy, trade, military, international law, slavery, revolution, sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469625621
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625621.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Gaffield, author