Review of Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution Public Deposited

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  • Quattlebaum, Mary
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences
  • In overthrowing me, you have cut down in Saint-Domingue only the trunk of the tree of the liberty of the blacks; it will grow back from the roots, because they are deep and numerous” (278). Laurent Dubois’ Avengers of the New World is a thorough account of the events that led to the Haitian Revolution, the rebellion itself, and how it affected contemporary world powers. The author shows that the enslaved persons of Saint Domingue had all the elements necessary to incite a revolution and that they made adequate use of them. However, by exploring the recurring themes of leadership and freedom, the author also exposes both weaknesses and strengths of the Haitian regime. Ultimately, the strengths of Saint Domingue as a colony were a combination powerful enough to transform it into the country of Haiti.
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  • Global Africana Review
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  • 1
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  • 55
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  • 57
  • English
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