By Julia Gaffield
Gaffield frames Haitian independence as either a realistic and an highbrow problem to strong ideologies of racial hierarchy and slavery, nationwide sovereignty, and exchange perform. but that very independence provided a brand new area during which imperial powers competed for benefits with admire to army method, fiscal enlargement, and foreign legislations. In facing such issues, international governments, retailers, abolitionists, and others supplied openings that have been seized via early Haitian leaders who have been desirous to negotiate new monetary and political relationships. even though complete political popularity used to be sluggish to come back, fiscal attractiveness used to be prolonged by means of levels to Haiti--and this had diplomatic implications. Gaffield's account of Haitian heritage highlights how this layered acceptance sustained Haitian independence.
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Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution by Julia Gaffield