Additional Resources

The Colony in Crisis website includes just a few select primary sources from a single episode in the years leading up to the Haitian Revolution. For more in-depth studies, please visit our Zotero Group Library, where you can join our group, then review (and contribute!) suggested readings.

A recent book chapter by Dr. Bertie Mandelblatt focuses on the grain dispute, and provides needed context for many of the documents included in A Colony in Crisis. Students would be well-served to read these primary sources in conjunction with Dr. Mandelblatt’s work.

Dr. John Garrigus, a member of the Board of Advisors, has compiled an extensive Zotero library on the Haitian Revolution and related topics that is not to be missed.

Selection of scholarly blogs:

  • AAIHS Blog: “The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) is a scholarly organization founded in January 2014 to foster dialogue about researching, writing, and teaching black thought and culture.”
  • Age of Revolutions: “Age of Revolutions surveys revolutionary changes in history, encourages the comparative study of revolutions, and explores the hopes imbued in the term ‘revolution.’”
  • The Junto: “The Junto is a group blog made up of junior early Americanists dedicated to providing content of general interest to other early Americanists and those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics.”
  • Borealia Blog: “Borealia is a new academic group blog on early Canadian history, featuring writing by regular, occasional, and guest contributors. The goal of Borealia is to provide an energetic, professional, and respectful space for conversation about research and teaching in early Canadian history.”
  • The Octo via the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture: The Octo features feeds from popular blogs selected by Joseph M. Adelman, Assistant Editor, Digital Initiatives.
  • Ben Franklin’s World: Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history “for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.”
  • H-Net Haiti: “The goal of H-Haiti is to bring together scholars, artists, and cultural leaders to share information and deepen understanding and awareness of the historical role of Haiti and Haitians in the making of the modern world-system.”
  • Haitian History Blog: “Haitian History Blog is a space dedicated to discussions on (but not limited to) Haiti’s political history. “Political history” here is understood in larger terms and encompasses questions relating to society, governance, facets of legal history, intellectual history and foreign relations forged between Haiti and its neighbors in the Americas.”
  • Duke University Press Blog: “Duke University Press, internationally recognized as a prominent publisher of books and journals, publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences and is known as a publisher willing to take chances with nontraditional and interdisciplinary publications.”
  • UNC University Press Blog: “The UNC University Press Blog is a tool for UNC Press to stay connected to readers, authors, booksellers, scholars, students, and industry colleagues. Most of the posts on this blog are written by the staff of UNC Press and authors of UNC Press books.”