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The Destruction of Cap Français in June 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0011
The Destruction of Cap Français in June 1793

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This chapter presents excerpts from several first-person accounts of the attack of French sailors on the city of Cap Francais on June 20, 1793, led by military governor Francois-Thomas Galbaud, and the eventual destruction of the city. These include the accounts of colonial journalist H. D. de Saint-Maurice, white resident of Cap Francais who joined Galbaud's forces, and Francois Lapierre. It also discusses the contents of the pamphlet Extrait D'une Lettre, Sur les Malheurs de Saint-Domingue dated October 1793.

Keywords: Cap Francais; French sailors; Francois-Thomas Galbaud; H. D. de Saint-Maurice; Francois Lapierre

Chapter.  23587 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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