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

by Matthew J. Clavin (Author)
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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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Publication date
February 23, 2012
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Page count
248
ISBN
9780812201611
Paper ISBN
9780812221848