Chapter 4. The Constitution of Toussaint: Another Origin of African American Literature

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Michael J. Drexler Associate Professor of English1 and
  2. Ed White Associate Professor of English2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch4

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Drexler, M. J. and White, E. (2010) The Constitution of Toussaint: Another Origin of African American Literature, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, USA

  2. 2

    University of Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188623

Online ISBN: 9781444323474

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Keywords:

  • the constitution of Toussaint: another origin of African American Literature;
  • Toussaint L'Ouverture - rebel leader of the slave revolt on the French colony of Saint - Domingue;
  • Borgella - summarizing details of colonial history;
  • federalist newspapers – placing the texts in a positive light;
  • Aurora - paper dedicated to editorial;
  • Toussaint's agenda - concentration of power;
  • 1801 constitution - representing strategic inversion of foundational documents and principles of the West

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Notes

  • Bibliography