By Maurice J. Bric William Mulligan

ISBN-10: 113703260X

ISBN-13: 9781137032607

ISBN-10: 1349441163

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The abolition of slavery throughout huge components of the area was once essentially the most major adjustments within the 19th century, shaping economies, societies, and political associations. This publication exhibits how the foreign context was once crucial in shaping the abolition of slavery.

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27 Dessalines extended these invitations to blacks and people of colour in the French colonies of Martinique and Guadeloupe. 28 In addition to paying for the safe return of people he considered to be rightful Haitian citizens, during the trade negotiations, Dessalines demanded that Nugent in Jamaica returned all Haitians on British territory to the island. 30 The calls for non-whites to come and join the nation might raise questions about the promises by Haitian leaders not to instigate rebellion abroad since migrations to Haiti would detract from the slave populations of the islands or American states from which they fled.

Alexandre Pétion to Messieurs Wilberforce et Stephen, National Library of Jamaica, MS 692. 8. Henry Christophe to Thomas Clarkson, 18 Nov. 1816, in Earl Leslie Griggs and Clifford H. , Henry Christophe and Thomas Clarkson: A Correspondence (Berkley and Los Angeles, CA, 1952), p. 100. 9. Linstant de Pradine, Recueil General des Lois et Actes du Gouvernement d’Haïti depuis la Proclamation de son Indépendance jusqu’à nos jours, Tome 1ere, (Paris, 1886), p. 169; TNA, WO 1/79. 10. This is a translation provided by an unnamed British official that appears in the Admiralty Records from the Jamaica Station: “The General in Chief to the People of Hayti”, TNA, ADM 1/254.

43 But Miranda’s crew was not allowed to land on Haitian soil because the Haitian state was wary of foreign troops on their shores. 44 However, Miranda left Jacmel without having received the means necessary to launch his attack. At this point, Miranda turned to the British for military aid. “You have represented to me”, Admiral Alexander Cochrane at Barbados responded to Miranda’s request for aid, “that in carrying into effect the Expedition under your command, you have met with some difficulty from the defection of the Force you expected to join at St.

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