Fall 2022

Haitian Rev

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-277  |  Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-277

Faculty

Russell Lohse (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as BLST 277 [CLA], LLAS 277 and HIST 277 [LA/TS/TR])  The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 with a slave revolt on a single plantation and, after more than a decade of total war, destroyed slavery forever and resulted in the independence of the world's first Black republic. By the end of 1804, the white planter class had been killed or exiled and Black men ruled the island. Before it happened, white slave masters could never imagine that tens of thousands of enslaved Africans would one day break their chains and succeed in defeating French, British, and Spanish armies. For millions of enslaved people, the Haitian Revolution proved that the dream of freedom could become reality and inspired slave conspiracies and rebellions from Virginia to Brazil. At the same time, Haiti struck fear in white slave masters throughout the Americas, who did their best to strangle the new Black Republic in its cradle. This readings-based course features both secondary and primary sources. Students will gain in-depth understanding of the origins and development of the Haitian Revolution and its impact in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Students will be evaluated on class participation, a series of weekly reading notes, and two short papers.

Fall semester. Professor Lohse.

How to handle overenrollment: null

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This readings-based course features both secondary and primary sources. Students will gain in-depth understanding of the origins and development of the Haitian Revolution and its impact in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Students will be evaluated on class participation, a series of weekly reading notes, and two short papers.

BLST 277 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM FROS 211
Th 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM FROS 211

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Avengers of the New World Dubois Amherst Books TBD
Maroon Nation Gonzalez Amherst Books TBD
Unexceptional Case of Haiti Marius Amherst Books TBD
Islandwide Struggle for Freedom Nessler Amherst Books TBD
Common Wind Scott Amherst Books TBD
Rituals, Runaways, and the Haitian Revolution Eddins Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.

Offerings

2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022