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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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Becoming a Slavemaster

Becoming a Slavemaster

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(p.37) Chapter 1 Becoming a Slavemaster
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Facing Racial Revolution
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0002

This chapter presents an excerpt from a first-person narrative about the Haitian revolution. This manuscript consists of detailed advice for the running of plantations devoted to the various crops that had been grown in Saint-Domingue before the revolution and stories about the unnamed author's life before and during the revolutionary years. It discusses the process by which newly arrived whites from France learned to play their roles in the colonial system and provides a full description of a major atrocity committed by whites against people of color.

Keywords:   Haitian revolution, first-person narrative, plantations, Saint-Domingue, whites, France, colonial systems, people of color, atrocity

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