Political Theory

Liberty and Responsibility in the Haitian Revolution


This colloquium explored the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1804 and its implications for the study of a society of free and responsible individuals.


Conference Readings

Dubois, Laurent. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005.

Garrigus, John, “French Caribbean” In The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas, edited by Robert Paquette and Mark Smith, 173-200. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Garrigus, John D. Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Geggus, David. The Haitian Revolution: A Documentary History. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2014.

James, C. L. R. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York: Vintage, 1963.

Popkin, Jeremy D. Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.