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Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War–Now in Paperback

Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War: The Promise and Peril of a Second Haitian Revolution
Matthew J. Clavin
248 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4205-8 | $39.95 | £26.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2184-8 | $22.50 | £15.00

Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War"A well-written, deeply researched study that extends and deepens our understanding of the connections between two nations whose destinies were so closely entwined during the era of slavery."–Journal of American History

This book examines how competing narratives about the Haitian Revolution influenced American public culture during the Civil War. It argues that both antislavery and proslavery groups appropriated the symbols of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution in their attempts to determine the fate of slavery in the United States.

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