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Avengers of the New World

The Story of the Haitian Revolution

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674018266

Publication Date: 10/31/2005

Academic Trade

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones, 2 maps

Belknap Press


  • Prologue
  • 1. Specters of Saint-Domingue
  • 2. Fermentation
  • 3. Inheritance
  • 4. Fire in the Cane
  • 5. New World
  • 6. Defiance
  • 7. Liberty’s Land
  • 8. The Opening
  • 9. Power
  • 10. Enemies of Liberty
  • 11. Territory
  • 12. The Tree of Liberty
  • 13. Those Who Die
  • Epilogue: Out of the Ashes
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Runner-Up, Adult Nonfiction Category, 2005 Society of Midland Authors Book Awards
  • A Christian Science Monitor Noteworthy Book of 2004
  • A Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of 2004
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