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A Survivor of Dessalines's Massacres in 1804

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/9780226675855.003.0019
A Survivor of Dessalines's Massacres in 1804

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This chapter presents an excerpt from Peter S. Chazotte's account of the massacres in Saint-Domingue in 1804. It explains that Chazotte is one of the rare French white who survived the series of massacres ordered by Jean-Jacques Dessalines after the declaration of Haitian independence on January 1, 1804. His narrative reflects the bitterness of the whites against the blacks and the French army who failed to protect them.

Keywords: Peter S. Chazotte; massacres; Saint-Domingue; Jean-Jacques Dessalines; Haitian independence; blacks; French army

Chapter.  13377 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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