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Toussaint's Clause: The Founding Fathers and the Haitian Revolution (Adst-Dacor Diplomats and Diplomacy Book) Hardcover – February 1, 2005
From the Publisher
-- Shows the founding fathers in a moral quandary with high stakes and national and international implications
-- Tells of a test of America's identity and its spirit of liberty and democracy
-- Relates the many repercussions of the Haitian revolution and our role in the conflict
-- Features an author with a thirty-five-year diplomatic service record
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Top Customer Reviews
Brown's thesis is straightforward: competing U.S. economic interests between northern merchants and shippers and southern slaveholders "determined the main lines of America's Haitian policy" (6). He sustains this economic view throughout the work while introducing the reader to the myriad of American, Dominguan, French, and British voices that influenced the resulting and fluctuating policies. Brown handles the complexities of U.S-Dominguan diplomacy while never losing focus on the overriding economic determinants. Toussaint's Clause follows the chronology of events and provides the reader a firm overview of the revolution, which lasted from 1791 to 1804.
Internal American policy debates are the stars of this work. Brown's use of primary source correspondence and extended quotes reveals how early American power players like Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, and Timothy Pickering confront the issues of domestic politics, southern slavery, and the French Revolution.Read more ›
All in all, a must have for any student of the early American and French Republics, the Napoleonic Wars, Haiti or slavery.