Fighting and Atrocities in the South Province in 1792–1793

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:
Fighting and Atrocities in the South Province in 1792–1793

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This chapter presents an excerpt from a personal account of the fighting and atrocities in the South Province of Saint-Domingue during the years 1792 and 1793. It explains that the unknown author participated in the defense of the southern town of Tiburon against the black insurgents. This narrative describes the amateur nature of the fighting which led to heavy losses on both sides and provides a detailed description of a race-based atrocity committed by whites, particularly the attempt to murder several hundred free colored men.

Keywords: fighting; atrocities; South Province; Saint-Domingue; black insurgents; Tiburon; race-based atrocity; free colored men

Chapter.  2323 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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