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Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War–Now Available

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

Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War"Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War demonstrates beyond a doubt just how much attention the Haitian Revolution received in the United States between 1791 and 1865, from both whites and blacks, from the North and the South alike, and from abolitionists to fire-eaters. Elegantly written and deeply researched, this gripping account is filled with insight about America's fascination with Louverture and his rebellion."–Douglas Egerton, author of Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America

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