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A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution

Narrated by: Matt Addis
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: History, World
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Summary

This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti’s independence in 1804.

  • Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as the author’s original research
  • Offers a valuable resource for those studying independence movements in Latin America, the history of the Atlantic World, the history of the African diaspora, and the age of the American and French revolutions
  • Written by an expert on both the French and Haitian revolutions to offer a balanced view
  • Presents a chronological, yet thematic, account of the complex historical contexts that produced and shaped the Haitian Revolution.
  • Jeremy D. Popkin is T. Marshall Hahn Jr. Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, and is the author of You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery (2010) and Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Uprising (2008).

    ©2011 Jeremy D. Popkin (P)2013 Audible Ltd

    Critic reviews

    “A beautifully executed account of one of the most fascinating events in modern history. Popkin synthesizes Haitian, North American, and French scholarship to provide an expert analysis of the social and political transformations of the period." (Laurent Dubois, Duke University)
    “An excellent introduction to the origins, development and aftermath of the Haitian Revolution. Popkin’s meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated book will help students understand the significance of the Revolution in world history.” (Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, California State University, San Marcos)

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    Excellent short introduction

    A very well-considered introduction. Also has tips for further reading, including scholars writing from a local Haitian perspective.

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    • Patrick
    • 15-11-16

    great read. very balanced and easy to read.

    loved it! i'd refer it to anyone , especially with the media being so focused on the negative parts.

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    • Alednam A Uonopk
    • 01-08-19

    Shines a light on a revolution kept in the shadows

    This is a very good book right from the beginning. It had a lot of information and was pretty much a history from the beginning of the islands exploitation up until now. Very well read. I will listen to it again to better imbibe my memory to the history of historic actions taken by the once enslaved of St. Domingue.

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    • Nephtie F
    • 15-02-19

    Haïti

    Ce livre explique plusieurs évènements qui ont marqués l’histoire de la révolution haïtienne au temps colonial jusqu’à nos jours. L’auteur n’a rien mentionné à propos de Duvalier. Mais, j’apprécie le fait qu’on parle du remboursement de la dette de l’indépendance qui fût l’une des causes de l’exil de l’ancien président Aristide.

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    • Jeu de Gobelets
    • 14-01-19

    Excellent!

    An excellent account, superbly written and beautifully narrated. Cannot recommend this book highly enough. Bravo!

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    • Lakay se Lakay
    • 08-10-18

    Simply the Best

    This book is easily the best English language history book that exists on the Haitian revolution. just amazing.

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    • Carolyn George
    • 02-02-18

    As a Haitian descendant, this is the most concise book on the Haitian revolution I have read so far. Highly recommend this book.

    Recommended for anyone interested in learning the true history of the Haitian revolution. Great book