Rethinking the Haitian Revolution

Slavery, Independence, and the Struggle for Recognition

Rethinking the Haitian Revolution

This important book provides a critical reinterpretation of the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath. Alex Dupuy evaluates the French colonial context of Saint-Domingue and then Haiti, the achievements and limitations of the revolution, and the divisions in the Haitian ruling class that blocked meaningful economic and political development.