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dc.contributor.authorRainsford, Marcus
dc.contributor.editorYoungquist, Paul
dc.contributor.editorPierrot, Grégory
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-01 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10 03:00:32
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:50:07Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:50:07Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-04
dc.identifier648151
dc.identifierOCN: 832313477en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30266
dc.description.abstractAs the first complete narrative in English of the Haitian Revolution, Marcus Rainsford's An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti was highly influential in establishing nineteenth-century world opinion of this momentous event. This new edition is the first to appear since the original publication in 1805. Rainsford, a career officer in the British army, went to Haiti to recruit black soldiers for the British. By publishing his observations of the prowess of black troops, and recounting his meetings with Toussaint Louverture, Rainsford offered eyewitness testimonial that acknowledged the intelligence and effectiveness of the Haitian rebels. Although not an abolitionist, Rainsford nonetheless was supportive of the independent state of Haiti, which he argued posed no threat to British colonial interests in the West Indies, an extremely unusual stance at the time. Rainsford's account made an immediate impact upon publication, being widely reviewed and translated.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherFrance
dc.subject.otherSaint-Domingue
dc.subject.otherToussaint Louverture
dc.titleAn Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf0d6aaef-4159-4e01-b1ea-a7145b2ab14b
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameDuke University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.dukeupress.edu/
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Knowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9780822395560
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationDurham, NC
oapen.grant.number100990
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2017: Backlist Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: France - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France; Saint-Domingue - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Domingue; Toussaint Louverture - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toussaint_Louverture
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9780822352785
oapen.identifier.isbn9781478091608
grantor.number100990


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