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Published: 01 February 2019

256 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941619

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The Unfinished Revolution

Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the 19th-Century Atlantic World

Karen Salt

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP

  • Bringing together an archive of under-examined and newly assembled material, Salt offers a significant and original intervention in debates on race and sovereignty
  • In examining black sovereignty, Salt uses the lens of blackness to probe the continued challenges to Haiti's independence
  • An exciting new perspective on politics and power, The Unfinished Revolution highlights the ways that Haitian officials used an array of materials, brokers and strategies to maintain the nation's political existence
  • The Unfinished Revolution is an important addition to the growing number of texts that bridge the gap between Haitian Revolution studies and contemporary writings on Haiti's post-earthquake history
  • The Unfinished Revolution is an exciting new examination of nineteenth-century Haitian history that takes into consideration how constructions of and responses to Haiti's political existence resonate with twenty-first-century narratives of Haiti and practices of intervening in Haitian affairs