1. A Colonial Society in a Revolutionary Era

  1. Jeremy D. Popkin

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347531.ch1

A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution

A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution

How to Cite

Popkin, J. D. (2011) A Colonial Society in a Revolutionary Era, in A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347531.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198202

Online ISBN: 9781444347531

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Keywords:

  • colonial society, revolutionary era;
  • Haitian Revolution;
  • boucaniers' settlements;
  • Saint–Domingue, “slave society”;
  • Caribbean sugar plantations;
  • bossales;
  • slaveowners' cachots;
  • Code noir or “Black Code”;
  • free people of color;
  • slave insurrection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Origins of Saint-Domingue

  • A Slave Society

  • The Culture of the Slaves

  • The White Colonial Order

  • The Free People of Color

  • Critics and Defenders of Slavery

  • Saint-Domingue and the French Revolution

  • A Colonial Revolution