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Unclaimed Runaways and the Power Struggles of Colonial Haiti: Part I, Legislating Nègres Epaves

By Erica Johnson Edwards This is a part one of a three-part series on nègres épaves in colonial Haiti, tracing the origins of regulations regarding nègres épaves and the roles of these peoples within various colonial struggles...
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Jul 2020

The First Ayitian Revolution

By Crystal Eddins One of the questions that has plagued scholars of the Haitian Revolution was: what role did maroons play in the rebellion’s unfolding? Haitian scholars have long argued marronnage was the core tradition of resistance that anticipated...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 May 2020

Before Papillon: French Guiana and Deported Catholic Clergy

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Erica Johnson Edwards Now an overseas department, French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Dec 2019

The Struggles of Cuba’s Black Soldiers in an Age of Imperial Wars

By Elena Schneider You can start a book project thinking it is about one thing, but then realize in the writing that it is actually about another. When—way too many years ago—I began my study of the British invasion and occupation of Havana...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Dec 2018

Free Communities of Color in the Revolutionary Caribbean

By Robert D. Taber and Charlton W. Yingling The tumult of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions provided new opportunities for people of color in the Caribbean, and recent scholarship has emphasized remarkable individuals who pursued their freedom and respectability...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Oct 2018

Hurricane Maria One Year Later: “Big Water” and the Spectre of Colonialism

By Christopher M. Church As those on the eastern seaboard of the United States take stock of Hurricane Florence’s damage, we also approach the anniversary of another great storm. One year ago this week, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Sep 2018

Book Raffle: Church’s Paradise Destroyed

Christopher M. Church Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean. University of Nebraska Press, 2017. In conjunction with the the University of Nebraska Press and Christopher M. Church, Age of Revolutions is...
From: Age of Revolutions on 29 Jun 2018

Disasters, Citizenship, and the Janus-Faced Nature of the French Revolution

By Christopher M. Church In the spirit of the revolutionary values of liberty, equality, and fraternity, France emancipated hundreds of thousands of enslaved Antilleans in 1848, only to disenfranchise them and burden them with mandatory labor through...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Jun 2018

A Hidden Caribbean Revolution? Race and Revolution in Venezuela, 1789-1817

This post is a part of the “Race and Revolution” Series. By Frédéric Spillemaeker  The wave of revolutionary sentiment from the 1790s to Independence questioned the social and racial inequalities that divided colonial Venezuela....
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 May 2018

Lesec, from Brave Mulato into Blackness?: Defection to France and Spanish Racial Regression

This post is a part of our “Race and Revolution” series. By Charlton W. Yingling In May 1794, Governor Joaquín García of Spanish Santo Domingo (present-day Dominican Republic) praised the “brave spirit” of “Carlos...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Apr 2018

Masculine Desire and Gothic Sex in Post-Revolutionary Caribbean Literature, 1806-1835

“Sexing Histories of Revolution” Roundtable – Post #3 In this series, contributors explore sex and sexual revolutions in the revolutionary era.  By Jacqueline Couti Delving into the history and culture of the Atlantic...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Apr 2017

Counter-Revolutionary Jamaica: Contesting Freedom after Slavery

By Gordon Barnes The revolutionary process of the Baptist War (see Part 1 — Revolutionary Jamaica: Interpreting the Politics of the Baptist War) was met with a reactionary, counter-revolutionary social process in Jamaica. This was evinced by the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Jan 2017

Revolutionary Jamaica: Interpreting the Politics of the Baptist War

By Gordon Barnes In the preface to C.L.R. James’s magnum opus and classic text on slave rebellion, The Black Jacobins, James forcefully points out that Saint-Domingue experienced the “the only successful” slave revolt in history.[1]...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Jan 2017

Rum, Oaths, and Slave Uprisings in the Age of Revolution

By Frederick H. Smith Alcohol is an important prism through which to view the Atlantic world during Age of Revolution. Scholars have documented the political economic structure of the rum trade, its role in sparking the American Revolution, and...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 Dec 2016

Trans-Imperial Geographies of Rum: Production and Circulation

By Bertie Mandelblatt In 1781, on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, Joseph-François Charpentier de Cossigny published a treatise on how to safely produce a series of distilled liquors whose base material was sugar cane, writing: For...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Nov 2016

The Two Banishments of George Jackson: Flanders and Barbados

The Fortress of Luxembourg in 1684 In 1687, a George Jackson was processed for banishment to Barbados. Remarkably, this was the second time that Jackson had faced banishment… On 4 March, 1684, he had been banished to Flanders to serve in the regiment...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2013

From Wigtown to Barbados: The Banishment of Alexander Ballie in 1687

Wigtown © Andy Farrington and licensed for reuse. Alexander Baillie from Wigtown parish in Galloway was banished to the plantations of Barbados in 1687 and rescued by the Society people in 1688… Ballie was captured by Captain Strachan’s troop...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2013

Covenanters Out of Ayr Banished to Barbados in 1687

Ayr Two Society people, James Richart, a cooper from Ayr, and George Paton, a taylor in Ayr, were banished to Barbados in April, 1687. Both of the men were rescued… 1. James Richard, cooper in Ayr, Ayrshire. Richard, or Richart, was listed under...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2013

The Banishment of Andrew Young in Eaglesham to Barbados in 1687

Threepland © Steve woodward and licensed for reuse. Andrew Young from Eaglesham parish was probably banished to the sugar plantations on the Barbados in 1687. His brother had already been banished to Carolina. Andrew Young was probably apprehended in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jan 2013

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