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Description - Avengers of the New World by Laurent Dubois

The first and only successful slave revolution in the Americas began in 1791 when thousands of brutally exploited slaves rose up against their masters on Saint-Domingue, the most profitable colony in the 18th Century Atlantic world. The slave insurgents forced the French administrators of the colony to emancipate them, a decision ratified by revolutionary Paris in 1794. This victory was a stunning challenge to the order of master/slave relations throughout the Americas, including the southern United States.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674018266
ISBN-10: 0674018265
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Laurent Dubois

Laurent Dubois is Professor of History and Romance Studies, Duke University.

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