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Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World


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Julia Gaffield is assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, USA.


Offers a fresh look at Haiti after independence. . . . [and] challenges a long-held understanding that France was successful in keeping Haiti outside the community of nations both economically and politically.--Journal of Haitian Studies
A pioneering work in the new scholarship on Haitian revolutionary studies.--American Historical Review
Opens up exciting avenues for rethinking the interconnections between maritime circulation, state formation and diplomacy.--The International Journal of Maritime History
Unravel[s] the vibrant history of Haiti's incipient political, diplomatic and commercial connections with the Atlantic world. . . . Offers an impressive reconstruction of Haiti's relationship with the lager Atlantic.--Journal of Latin American Studies
[Gaffield's] subtlety in tracing foreign relations and her ability to connect Haiti with multiple territories will appeal to scholars and students outside the specialized fields of Haitian and Caribbean history.--H-Diplo
Julia Gaffield has undertaken a significant research project. . . . Based on this impressive research, she makes considerable headway in unraveling the complex story about the international relations of Haiti after its revolution.--Hispanic American Historical Review
Sets out a new approach to thinking about Haiti's attempts to integrate itself into the family of nations.--Journal of Global Slavery
Show[s] vividly how Haitian sovereignty was negotiated and contested on the international stage. . . . Provide[s] a model for the growing number of scholars engaged in writing the history of sovereignty in the revolutionary era.--Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, University of Southern California, William and Mary Quarterly
This thoughtful book revises understanding of Haiti's supposed post-revolutionary isolation. . . .Highly recommended.--R.I. Rotberg, Harvard University, Choice

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