Remembering August 23, 1791

Today is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave trade And Its Abolition. The night of August 22 to 23, 1791 marks the launch of the uprising that led to the abolition of slavery in Saint Domingue and later to the creation of the Republic of Haiti.

Some recent books on the revolution, its aftermath, and its influence:

Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World: The Story

of the Haitian Revolution.

Harvard University Press.

Ada Ferrer. Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. Cambridge University Press.

Julia Gaffield, Haitian Connections: Recognition after Revolution in the Atlantic World, UNC Press.

David Geggus, ed. The Haitian Revolution: A Documentary History. Hackett Publishing Company.

Gerald Horne, Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic. Monthly Review Press.

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon & Michael

J. Drexler, eds. The Haitian Revolution and the Early United States: Histories, Textualities, Geographies. University of Pennsylvania Press.