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Now @ @chelseastieber presenting the afternoon session here at #MLA19 #AHA19 #Haiti #HHaiti w/ @wwJJDdo, Michael Reyes & Shanna Jean-Baptiste
@wwJJDdo starts w/ "Reading the Black Spartacus: Literature as Politics in the Haitian Revolution" takes us back to the mid-18th Century & Spartacus, tragédie by M. Saurin staged regularly in the 1790s #Haiti #HHaiti #AHA19 #MLA19
Voltaire's assessment of Spartacus's war, as an enslaved Roman, was seen as "la guerre la plus juste" –– lending the Spartacus in Abbé Raynal's Histoire des deux Indes a character apt for the West Indian anti-slavery cause #Haiti #HHaiti #MLA19 #AHA19
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Now at #AHA19 #s115 #HHaiti on "Saint-Domingue and Disciplinary (Dis)Loyalties: Literature and History" with @Soccerpolitics, @JohnGarrigus, Julia Prest, Yvonne Fabella, and Logan Connors. Here's the theater database @soccerpolitics just mentioned:
#AHA19 #s115 #HHaiti

@Soccerpolitics starts with a broad question, "What is it that we know about Saint-Domingue? What do we still need to know?"

@JohnGarrigus comments on how much MORE there is at the AHA on Saint-Domingue / Haitian Revolution than in the 1980s.
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@JohnGarrigus - more people are recognizing the importance of Saint-Domingue, the plantation machine. (PS, Garrigus and Trevor Burnard co-wrote a book by that name comparing Saint-Domingue and Jamaica.)
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Time for the next #HHaiti panel! First up is N. Frédéric Pierre, " Haitian Statesmen and the African Presence in Jean-Jacques Dessalines' Empire" exploring questions of Black statecraft #AHA19 #Haiti
Pierre looking at some of the intellectual/historiographical background, showing that the Atlantic turn on the French Revolution started in the 1930s, not the corps. French scholars chose to ignore Cooper's work. #HHaiti #AHA19
Herskovitz' Life in a Haitian Valley (1937), emphasized Haitian Africanness, doubled-down on by Jean-Price Mars. #AHA19 #HHaiti #Haiti
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I appreciate @NathanHDize for covering the live tweeting for #AHA19 #s71 #HHaiti

My slides are available to view at:…
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Next up is @DrEricaJohnson, working on the work of priests and other religious figures as intermediaries during the Haitian Revolution — go betweens keeping communication open between the colonial state and insurgents.
#AHA19 #s71 #HHaiti

@DrEricaJohnson is assistant professor of History at Francis Marion University. Her book Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution is here — if you have a university library, ask them to order!…
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