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The Haitians: A Decolonial History

Jean Casimir


In this sweeping history, leading Haitian intellectual Jean Casimir argues that the story of Haiti should not begin with the usual image of Saint-Domingue as the richest colony of the eighteenth century. Rather, it begins with a reconstruction of how individuals from Africa, in the midst of the golden age of imperialism, created a sovereign society based on political imagination and a radical rejection of the colonial order, persisting even through the U.S. occupation in 1915. The Haitians also critically retheorizes the very nature of slavery, colonialism, and sovereignty. Here, Casimir cente ... More

Keywords: Haiti, Slavery, Colonialism, Sovereignty, Moun andeyo, Counter-plantation system, Lakou, Resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469660486
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660486.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Casimir, author
University of Haiti