An Expedition against the Insurgents in November 1791

in Facing Racial Revolution

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780226675824
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226675855 | DOI:
An Expedition against the Insurgents in November 1791

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This chapter presents an excerpt from M. Le Clerc's personal account of French commander Anne-Louis de Touzard's campaign against black slaves in the district of Limbe in Haiti. It shows how effectively the blacks fought against French forces and describes the climactic moment of the liberation of women prisoners. Le Clerc blamed the excessively violent behavior of the French forces for alienating many slaves who had initially hesitated to join the rebellion.

Keywords: black slaves; Anne-Louis de Touzard; M. Le Clerc; Limbe; Haiti; women prisoners; violent behavior; French forces

Chapter.  5165 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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