A Global History of Anti-slavery Politics in the Nineteenth by Maurice J. Bric William Mulligan

By Maurice J. Bric William Mulligan

The abolition of slavery throughout huge elements of the area was once probably the most major changes within the 19th century, shaping economies, societies, and political associations. This e-book indicates how the foreign context used to be crucial in shaping the abolition of slavery.

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17 In this context, Dessalines initiated policies designed to protect the boundaries of the island from foreign encroachment. These were intended to ensure that the territory that he commanded would never support slavery or permit foreign landownership. ” Dessalines proclaimed on 28 April 1804: “never again shall a colonist, or an European, set foot upon this territory with the title of master or proprietor. 19 This clause was included in all Haitian constitutions, except for Christophe’s two constitutions in 1807 and 1811, until the 1918 constitution written under the American Occupation, at which point the article was dropped.

58 But to this end, the Haitian state required French recognition. In the instructions that Prévost sent to Clarkson, the first clause of the treaty highlighted the importance of national independence in this relationship: “1st—That His Christian Majesty, King of France and Navarre, recognize Haiti . . as a free, sovereign, and independent state . . ”59 The conjoining of freedom and independence in this statement highlights the continued importance 32 Haitian Anti-slavery and National Independence of anti-slavery and anti-colonialism in the country.

36 Haitian Anti-slavery and National Independence 48. 49. 50. 51. , p. 322. , p. 322. , p. 322. Alexandre Pétion to Messieurs Wilberforce and Stephen, circa 12 Dec. 1805, National Library of Jamaica, MS 692. Alexandre Pétion to Messieurs Wilberforce and Stephen, circa 12 Dec. 1815, National Library of Jamaica, MS 692. Christophe to Clarkson, 18 Nov. 1816, in Griggs and Prator, Correspondence, p. 98. Christophe to Clarkson, 20 Nov. , p. 168. Karen Racine, “Britannia’s bold brother: British cultural influence in Haiti during the reign of Henry Christophe (1811–1820)”, Journal of Caribbean History, 33, 1&2 (1999), p.

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