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1806-Present. Enjoy. Direct Link: 4.19- The History of Haiti Flag of Kingdom of Haiti: King Henri I: Flag Republic of Haiti: Alexandre Petion: Jean-Pierre Boyer: Lakou Family Plots: Flag Second Empire of Haiti: Emperor Faustin I: Return of Republic of Haiti: Fabre Geffrard: Nissage Saget: Lysius Salomon: National Bank of Haiti: Florvil Hyppolite: Antenor Firmin: Pierre Nord Alexis: Flag of United States 1915: US Occupation: Gendarmerie: Smedley Butler: Charlemagne Peralte: Peralte Post-Assassination: Flag Duvalier Regime: Papa Doc Duvalier: Tonton Macoutes: Deforestation. Haiti on Left, Dominican Republic on Right Baby Doc Duvalier: The "Boat People": Return to Traditional Republic of Haiti: Jean-Bertrand Aristide: Operation Uphold Democracy: Rene Preval: 2004 Coup: 2010 Earthquake: Cholera Outbreak (see: See ya June 5! Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Revolutions
After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. Direct Link: 4.18- Death to the French Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Revolutions
Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence. Direct Link: 4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Revolutions
The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804. Direct Link: 4.17- Independence Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Revolutions
In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery. Direct Link: 4.16- Dying Like Flies Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Revolutions
With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue. Direct Link: 4.15- The Leclerc Expedition Battle of Crete-a-Pierrot Link to a bunch of pictures: Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at Revolutions
In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused. Direct Link: 4.14- The Constitution of 1801 Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Revolutions
From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue. Direct Link: 4.13- The War of Knives Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Revolutions
Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798. Direct Link: 4.12- Toussaint's Clause Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Revolutions
In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue. Direct Link: 4.11- To Attempt the Impossible Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Revolutions
By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back. Direct Link: 4.10- The Third Commission Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2016 at Revolutions
From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance. Direct Link: 4.09- What The Future Will Bring Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Revolutions
In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further. Direct Link: 4.08- The Tricolor Commission Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Revolutions
Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed. Direct Link: 4.07- The Citizens of June 20 The fire as seen from the ships in the harbor: Yeah, it wasn't really like this: Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Revolutions
The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought. Direct Link: 4.06- The Second Commission Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Revolutions
With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792. Direct Link: 4.05- The Citizens of April 4 Ground Rule Trouble Interview: #EdgarHOF Results May Vary Interview: Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Revolutions
First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted Direct Link: 4.04- Three Revolts Andre Rigaud: Bois Caïman: The Slave Revolt: The Fires Surrounding Le Cap: Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Revolutions
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so. Direct Link: 4.03- Free and Equal Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Revolutions
Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else. Direct Link: 4.02- The Web of Tension Sponsor link: Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Revolutions
The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World. Direct Link: 4.01- Saint-Domingue Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Revolutions
Haitian Revolution launches Dec 6. After that will be the Adventures of Simon Bolivar. History of Rome Tours Fall 2016. Book manuscript due Jan 1 2017. Gonna be a busy year. Direct Link: 4.0 Another Revolutions Podcast Update Interview: Op-Ed: Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Revolutions
One last look back at the pile of severed heads. Direct Link: 3.55- The Retrospective Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Revolutions
I wrote a response to Niall Ferguson's op-ed comparing the recent terrorist attack in Paris to the Gothic sack of Rome in 410. Needless to say I think he's wildly off base: Enjoy. See you soon... Mike Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Revolutions
This is a real thing that is actually happening: Direct Link: Special Announcement: Mike Duncan Inks a Books Deal Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Revolutions
Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Direct Link: 3.54- The Empire Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Revolutions