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I am planning to write my paper on the economic impact of the Haitian Revolution and its immediate aftermath. I feel kind of left out not writing about voodoo, but I'm sticking to the economy. Mitch White - Mitch, the letters linked on the PrimarySources page touch on this in terms of U.S./Haiti economic relations. If you are interested in the U.S. side of things, the American State Papers (J33; LN 5) include trade information, so worth looking through.


I am planning to write about Vincent Oge. I would really like to delve into the intentions and, even more interestingly, the memories created during the Revolution of this really interesting character. Does anyone know of any integral or essential works on the politics of memory or historical memory theory? (possibly from other classes) -Justin Nobles JUSTIN, THE LIT ON MEMORY IS HUGE. ON HAITI IN PARTICULAR, TRY STARTING WITH MICHEL-ROLPH TROUILLOT, SILENCING THE PAST: POWER AND THE PRODUCTION OF HISTORY, BEST, SKWIOT

Justin, the friendliest survey of the history and memory topic is Patrick Hutton's History as an Art of Memory (he has also written a lot of articles on the topic) - John


I am planning to write about the conflict between Western ideas of liberty(political vs. economic) and the conflicts with Hatian ideas of liberty. I don't have this quite clear yet, but along the lines of-1. Plantation owners and the desire for free trade (or at least greater idependence from the protectionism of the metropole) and the division this creates in the Frnech response, 2. Republican French ideas of political liberty in regards to abolition, as divorced from economic liberty (or really any change at all in the system from the end of the cultivator) 3. Differing Hatian reactions, including reluctance to engage in wage labor. From the Dubois I'm going to use Sonthonax and Polverel documents for French versions of freedom, as well as the Council of Five Hundred document as regards mutual obligation between landowner and wage slave, vagrancy, limiting the franchise. Planter objections to French trade restrictions should be easy to find, what I need is contemporary economic ideas on plantation structures, and to be pointed in the direction of the Louverture understanding of the need to keep the plantation system in order to pay for a sufficient millitary force to protect Haiti. This all makes no sense, but I think I know what kind of documents I'm looking for which should help me shave most of this away. I'm optimistic about it, anyway. All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds. -joe mcintyre. RE: AMBASSADORS OF CULTURE, THE BOOK I RECOMMENDED, THE "CUBAN" HEREDIA WHO PROPOSED COLONIZATION AS SLAVERY AND INDEPENDENCE AS EMANCIPATION HAD LINKS TO HAITI--HIS PARENTS FLED S.D. TO CUBA DURING HAITIAN REVO. CHECK IT OUT. DR. S.


I am still struggling a bit with my topic. I believe that I am going to focus no longer on Patois, but on the social and cultural influences of Catholic missionaries in Haiti. I am very interested in the missionary activity before, during, and after the revolution and feel that it should make for an interesting discussion. -kelly logue


I am planning to write my paper on slave resistance as illustrated through religion and language. -Heidi Bassano



I plan to write my paper on the civil society in Haiti prior to the revolution. I will also focus on religion and how it played a role. However, I'm still exploring other topics. -Kenneth Hanson



I am going to write about how early revolutionary leaders such as Makandal, Boukman, and Toussaint used the synergy from the religious practices of the slave population to organize a community strong enough to launch and eventually succeed in the Haitian revolution.



I plan to write my paper about how the Haitian Revolution affected the southern slave owners in the United States. I think it would be interesting to see how plantation owners changed their policies (how they governed the plantation) when faced with the threat of a slave revolt. Joshua Sorrows


I plan on writing my paper on the similarities between the Haitian constituion of 1805 and the French Constitution after the elimination of their monarch. I plan to compare the idea's about freedom created during the French Revolution and how they translate into Haiti's call for freedom for men of all color. Julia Hightower

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