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Published: 01 September 2015

692 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781381854

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Tropics of Haiti

Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Marlene L. Daut

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP

  • First systematic and comparative literary-historical approach to the Haitian Revolution.
  • Deals with literatures written in several different languages (German, English, French, and Haitian Creole).
  • Looks at a variety of genres including, biography, history, fiction, poetry, plays, newspapers, diaries, and memoirs.
  • Refers to hundreds of works that the vast majority of students of the Haitian Revolution, and even most specialists, will never have even come across.
  • First examination of the effect of racial thinking (as influenced by racial science) on representations of the Haitian Revolution in the 19th century and its connection to racial thinking about Haiti in the 20th and now 21st centuries.