Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War: The Promise and Peril of a Second Haitian Revolution

Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War: The Promise and Peril of a Second Haitian Revolution

This book examines how competing narratives about the Haitian Revolution influenced American public culture during the Civil War. It argues that both antislavery and proslavery groups appropriated the symbols of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution in their attempts to determine the fate of slavery in the United States.

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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (February 23, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780812221848

Page count: 248 pages

Language: English


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