AFH- Avengers of the new world

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Brittany Smith 2328356 Dubois, Laurent. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004. Author, Laurent Dubois, is a Professor at Duke University, which he teaches History and Romance Studies. Dubois received a BA at Princeton University in 1992, and a PhD at the University of Michigan in 1998. Currently he is working on other material 1 where the topics are focused on history. He wrote other books 2 that relates to Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution , which is about the journey of slaves. Dubois received several awards, which included the Atlantic History Prize in 2004, John H. Fagg Award in 2004, Frederick Douglass Prize in 2005, and the David Pickney Book Prize in 2005. Avengers of the New World takes a journey through the experiences and stories of slaves, wealthy whites, free Blacks, and French administrators, which tells a tale of rebellion, war, heroism, and victory. In 1791, the first slave revolution began when slaves went against their master in Saint-Domingue. Saint-Domingue was the most profitable colony in the 18 th century Atlantic world because Haiti became a French colony, and the growth of the plantation economy, based on sugar cane, tobacco and coffee. The Haitian population was already widely split: the white plantation owners and officials on one side, the slaves on the other. Peace was established in Saint-Domingue when British and Spanish forces attacked the colony. Toussaint L’Ouverture
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