Historical Background Notes: Introduction

In an effort to catalyze the pedagogical use of these pamphlets, we collaborated with Dr. Sarah Benharrech on a research assignment given to University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in her course “Riots, Rebellions and Revolutions,” taught in Fall 2015. The following notes provide clear and concise background information about the people involved in the administration, commerce, social structures, and other aspects of life in colonial Saint-Domingue leading up to the Haitian Revolution.

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