A Colonist at Sea, 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:
A Colonist at Sea, 1793

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This chapter presents an excerpt from Auguste Binsse's first-person narrative about the Haitian revolution focusing on 1793, the year in which the black slaves in Saint-Domingue achieved emancipation. Binsse was part of the pompon rouge faction who opposed the granting of civil and political rights to the free-colored population of Saint-Domingue. His account has more to do with relations among whites than with the struggle between the different racial groups on the island.

Keywords: Haitian revolution; Auguste Binsse; black slaves; emancipation; Saint-Domingue; pompon rouge faction; whites

Chapter.  5930 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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