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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 Child's Memories of the Last Days of Saint-Domingue

A Child's Memories of the Last Days of Saint-Domingue

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(p.329) Chapter 17 A Child's Memories of the Last Days of Saint-Domingue
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Facing Racial Revolution
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0018

This chapter presents an excerpt from Elie-Benjamin-Joseph Brun-Lavainne's account of the last days of Saint-Domingue. Brun-Lavainne must have been among the last living French witnesses to the Haitian Revolution being only about 12 years old in 1803. His recollection describes the harmonious relations among the races, particularly between whites and the mixed-race population and confirms Vicomte de Rochambeau's love affair with a beautiful creole woman that forms the plot of Leonora Sansay's autobiographical novel Secret History.

Keywords:   Elie-Benjamin-Joseph Brun-Lavainne, Saint-Domingue, Haitian revolution, whites, mixed-race population, Vicomte de Rochambeau, creole woman, Leonora Sansay, Secret History

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