Prisoners of the Insurgents in 1792

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:
Prisoners of the Insurgents in 1792

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This chapter presents excerpts from three personal accounts of whites who were taken prisoners by the black insurgents during the early stages of the Haitian revolution. These accounts were written by Marie Jeanne Jouette, the abbe De la Haye, and Dr. Thibal who were all held captives by black insurgents in the North Province of Saint-Domingue in 1791. Their testimonies indicate that after the initial wave of violence in 1791, conditions in insurgent-held territory became calmer and that the remaining whites were left largely unmolested, although they were kept under surveillance and prevented from escaping.

Keywords: prisoners; black insurgents; Haitian revolution; North Province; Saint-Domingue; Marie Jeanne Jouette; abbe De la Haye; Dr. Thibal

Chapter.  5879 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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