A Colonist Among the Spanish and the British

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 Among the Spanish and the British

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This chapter presents an excerpt of a personal account of the Haitian revolution during the year 1794. It describes how Jean Francois Papillon's black troops massacred the French whites in Fort Dauphin in Cap Francais and the fate of the white Frenchwomen in the town that reflect the powerful white anxieties about this subject. This narrative also shows the inversion of racial power hierarchies during the revolution and the inability of white males to protect their own women while exploiting those of other races.

Keywords: Haitian revolution; Jean Francois Papillon; massacre; French whites; Fort Dauphin; Cap Francais; racial power hierarchies; Frenchwomen

Chapter.  7762 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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