TITLE

A Second Haitian Revolution: John Brown, Toussaint Louverture, and the Making of the American Civil War

AUTHOR(S)
Clavin, Matthew
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Civil War History;Jun2008, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p117
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the impact of the public memory of Toussaint Louverture in American radical abolitionism movement in the U.S. The author contends that public memory of Louverture influenced the American abolitionist movement throughout the nineteenth century, but more in the 1850s many abolitionists abandoned their hopes of the natural and peaceful demise of the institution of slavery. He asserts that the radical abolitionism movement of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859 reveals the iconic stature of Louverture among American abolitionists, illuminating an important trajectory.
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16795644

 

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