The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804 by Philippe R. GirardThe Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804 by Philippe R. Girard

The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801…

byPhilippe R. Girard

Hardcover | November 2, 2011

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In this ambitious book, Girard employs the latest tools of the historian's craft, multi-archival research in particular, and applies them to the climactic yet poorly understood last years of the Haitian Revolution. Haiti lost most of its archives to neglect and theft, but a substantial number of documents survive in French, U.S., British, and Spanish collections, both public and private. In all, this book relies on contemporary military, commercial, and administrative sources drawn from nineteen archives and research libraries on both sides of the Atlantic.
Philippe R. Girard is an associate professor and head of the Department of History at McNeese State University. He is the author of Clinton in Haiti: The 1994 U.S. Invasion of Haiti and Haiti: The Tumultuous History-From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation.
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Title:The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801…Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 9.55 × 6.48 × 1.06 inPublished:November 2, 2011Publisher:University of Alabama PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0817317325

ISBN - 13:9780817317324

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Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4"This is an well-researched and important contribution to the study of the Haitian Revolution. Girard has drawn together a wide range of archival materials, as well as thoroughly mining printed primary sources, to present a richly detailed account of the war of independence."--Laurent R. Dubois, author Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution