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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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An Expedition against the Insurgents in November 1791

An Expedition against the Insurgents in November 1791

(p.93) Chapter 5 An Expedition against the Insurgents in November 1791
Facing Racial Revolution
University of Chicago Press

This chapter presents an excerpt from M. Le Clerc's personal account of French commander Anne-Louis de Touzard's campaign against black slaves in the district of Limbe in Haiti. It shows how effectively the blacks fought against French forces and describes the climactic moment of the liberation of women prisoners. Le Clerc blamed the excessively violent behavior of the French forces for alienating many slaves who had initially hesitated to join the rebellion.

Keywords:   black slaves, Anne-Louis de Touzard, M. Le Clerc, Limbe, Haiti, women prisoners, violent behavior, French forces

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