[PDF] Download ☆ The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution From Below | by ↠ Carolyn E. Fick

By Carolyn E. Fick | Comments: ( 241 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

In 1789 the French colony of Saint Domingue was the wealthiest and most flourishing of the Caribbean slave colonies, its economy based on the forced labor of than half a million black slaves raided from their African homelands The revolt of this underclass in 1791 the only successful slave rebellion in history gained the slaves their freedom and set in motion the coIn 1789 the French colony of Saint Domingue was the wealthiest and most flourishing of the Caribbean slave colonies, its economy based on the forced labor of than half a million black slaves raided from their African homelands The revolt of this underclass in 1791 the only successful slave rebellion in history gained the slaves their freedom and set in motion the colony s struggle for independence as the black republic of Haiti.In this pioneering study, Carolyn E Fick argues that the repressed and uneducated slaves were the principal architects both of their own freedom and of the successful movement toward national independence Fick identifies marronage, the act of being a fugitive slave, as a basic unit of slave resistance from which the revolution grew and shows how autonomous forms of popular slave participation were as important to the success of the rebellion as the leadership of men like Toussaint Louverture, Henri Christophe, and Dessalines Using contemporary manuscripts and previously untapped archival sources, the author depicts the slaves, their aspirations, and their popular leaders and explains how they organized their rebellion.Fick places the Saint Domingue rebellion in relation to the larger revolutionary movements of the era, provides background on class and caste prior to the revolution, the workings of the plantation system, the rigors of slave life, and the profound influence of voodoo By examining the rebellion and the conditions that led to it from the perspective of the slaves it liberated, she revises the history of Haiti.Carolyn Fick is currently a Canada Research Fellow at Concordia University in Montreal.


  • Title: The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution From Below
  • Author: Carolyn E. Fick
  • ISBN: 9780870496677
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution From Below

  • Roger Green

    Not only is this book a well-documented and detailed history of the Saint Domingue Revolution, it tracks the political & rhetorical moves and minimizations, the shiftiness around what it means to be "liberated," that those in power seek to employ to retain their power. It stands as a testament to how difficult it is to fight for freedom, both then and now. It's especially useful alongside C.L.R. James's The Black Jacobins.


  • Bethania Pereira

    Uma das melhores análises da revolução haitiana. ela apresenta bem os debates, o trabalho com fontes é bem rico e dá ênfase a uma perspectiva a partir de baixo,para uma compreensão da participação de escravos e africanos na revolução haitiana.


  • Courtney Homer

    Important historiography on the history of the Haitian revolution. Sometimes the author assumes knowledge of major figures, places, and events, but overall she gives an impressive recollection of the complicated revolution. Fick highlights the important players, but also complicates the issues with the evolution of thoughts on freedom and what the revolution was really about. She successfully argues that although influenced by outside thought (the French Revolution in particular), the revolution [...]


  • Dennis Hidalgo

    This is a classic work on the Haitian Revolution. Fick challenged the field, which has been greatly influence by the _Black Jacobins_ emphasis on the history of "Great Men" (a Black man, in this case, but a man nevertheless). Her fieldwork was thorough and impressive, and her argument was that the Haitian Revolution, though influenced by the French and American Revolution, was still the product of ordinary Haitians/Saint-dominguans. This is a book that shall featured in every study of Haiti.


  • Meg

    Kind of dry, especially the military history parts and some academic debates over how to classify various events or people. I appreciated the descriptions of slave life, the "maroon" communities, and various other forms of slave resistance. I liked that there was a lot of use of primary source material via citations, stories, etc.


  • Marie

    Essential book for those interested in Latin American history or the formation of a revolution. Fick's perspective on the revolution as two revolutions interacting at the same time is eye opening, and may help shape your own lens when studying history.


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