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Islandwide Struggle for Freedom – Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809

Graham T. Nessler


Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution as both an islandwide and a circum-Caribbean phenomenon, Graham Nessler examines the intertwined histories of Saint-Domingue, the French colony that became Haiti, and Santo Domingo, the Spanish colony that became the Dominican Republic. Tracing conflicts over the terms and boundaries of territory, liberty, and citizenship that transpired in the two colonies that shared one island, Nessler argues that the territories' borders and governance were often unclear and mutually influential during a tumultuous period that witnessed emancipation in Saint-Domingue a ... More

Keywords: Haitian Revolution, Reenslavement, Emancipation, Santo Domingo, Saint-Domingue, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Atlantic World, Colonial law, Caribbean history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469626864
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham T. Nessler, author