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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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Prisoners of the Insurgents in 1792

Prisoners of the Insurgents in 1792

(p.156) Chapter 7 Prisoners of the Insurgents in 1792
Facing Racial Revolution
University of Chicago Press

This chapter presents excerpts from three personal accounts of whites who were taken prisoners by the black insurgents during the early stages of the Haitian revolution. These accounts were written by Marie Jeanne Jouette, the abbe De la Haye, and Dr. Thibal who were all held captives by black insurgents in the North Province of Saint-Domingue in 1791. Their testimonies indicate that after the initial wave of violence in 1791, conditions in insurgent-held territory became calmer and that the remaining whites were left largely unmolested, although they were kept under surveillance and prevented from escaping.

Keywords:   prisoners, black insurgents, Haitian revolution, North Province, Saint-Domingue, Marie Jeanne Jouette, abbe De la Haye, Dr. Thibal

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