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Liberty, Fraternity, ExileHaiti and Jamaica after Emancipation$
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Matthew J. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469617978

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617978.001.0001

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The Troubles of 1865

The Troubles of 1865

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(p.136) Seven The Troubles of 1865
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Liberty, Fraternity, Exile
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Matthew J. Smith

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617978.003.0007

Tensions in Haiti and Jamaica exploded in the middle of the nineteenth century, with simultaneous outbreaks in northern Haiti and the Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica. This chapter focuses on these events. The separate crises were connected in the minds of diplomats, foreigners, and local elites, particularly in Jamaica. Central to their fears were the Haitians in Jamaica. The chapter focuses on key figures and families with ties to Haitian refugees and the ways their strength was exhibited in the political events that followed.

Keywords:   Haiti, Jamaica, outbreaks, Haitians, refugees, political events

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