Inside the Insurgency: Gros's <i>Historick Recital</i>

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:
Inside the Insurgency: Gros's Historick Recital

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This chapter presents an excerpt from M. Gros' account of the Haitian revolution. It describes the horror and helplessness of the first days following his capture by the slave rebels and makes it clear that many black and mixed-race insurgents treated him humanely and that he was sometimes given special protection. This chapter suggests that Gros' original motive for writing was not to recount his experiences as a prisoner of the black insurgents but to indict the white authorities he held responsible for the loss of the eastern part of Saint-Domingue's North Province.

Keywords: Haitian revolution; M. Gros; slave rebels; insurgents; white authorities; Saint-Domingue; North Province

Chapter.  24926 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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