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Author Girard, Philippe R

Title The slaves who defeated Napoleon : Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804 / Philippe R. Girard

Publisher Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2011


 McDonald 3rd Floor  F1923 .G57 2011    AVAILABLE
Call # F1923 .G57 2011
Descript xii, 444 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The Black Napoleon: Louverture and the 1801 Constitution -- The White Toussaint: Bonaparte's decision to invade Saint-Domingue -- Eve of a battle: planning the Leclerc expedition -- King of the Tropics: the Atlantic Crossing and the Moyse Uprising -- Parley: the French landing -- Supply and demand: Leclerc's diplomacy with the United States, Cuba, and Jamaica -- Ash and iron: the Spring campaign -- Lull: love, loot, labor, and Louverture's exile -- Mal de Siam: the yellow fever epidemic -- Faux Pas: the maroon uprising -- Revolt: the defection of the colonial army -- Reprieve: Rochambeau and the French counteroffensive -- Unity is strength: dessalines and the unification of the rebel army -- Echoes of Saint-Domingue: Louverture's captivity and the Louisiana Purchase -- New enemy, new partner: the British navy at war -- Sodom and Gomorrah: life in besieged French towns -- Resolution: the rebel victory -- Liberty and death: Haitian independence -- The long way home: French refugees and the Fall of Santo Domingo -- Conclusion
Subject Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804
Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804 -- Sources
Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804 -- Personal narratives
Toussaint Louverture, 1743-1803
Generals -- Haiti -- Biography
Revolutionaries -- Haiti -- Biography
Statesmen -- Haiti -- Biography
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Series Atlantic crossings
Atlantic crossings