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Facing Racial RevolutionEyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection$
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Jeremy D. Popkin

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226675824

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.001.0001

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A Colonist Among the Spanish and the British

A Colonist Among the Spanish and the British

(p.252) Chapter 13 A Colonist Among the Spanish and the British
Facing Racial Revolution
University of Chicago Press

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

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