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"Make a common cause": Negotiation and the failure to compromise in the Haitian Revolution, 1791

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Mobley,Christina Frances (Author)
Format:
Dissertation/Thesis
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://search.proquest.com/docview/636697441/fulltextPDF/E28951D83CF648E5PQ/2?accountid=14553
Published:
North Carolina: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Blacks, Revolution (Haiti : 1791-1804), Labor, Negotiations, Biassou, Georges, 1741-1801, Francois Papillon, Jean, d. 1805, Tousard, Louis de, 1749-1817
Notes:
59 p., Investigates the demands made in negotiations between white colonists, gens de couleurs, and insurgents in the opening months of the Haitian Revolution. Argues that, at least initially, demands for general emancipation were not made, but instead that insurgents sought the amelioration of working conditions on plantations and gens de couleur asked for political rights.