"Fêtes de l’hymen, fêtes de la liberté": Marriage, Manhood, and Emancipation in Revolutionary Saint-Domingue

Title"Fêtes de l’hymen, fêtes de la liberté": Marriage, Manhood, and Emancipation in Revolutionary Saint-Domingue
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsColwill, Elizabeth
EditorGeggus, David Patrick, and Norman Fiering
Book TitleThe World of the Haitian Revolution
Pagination125-155
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington
Abstract

In January 1804, the once wealthy colony of Saint-Domingue declared its independence from France and adopted the Amerindian name "Haiti." Independence was the outcome of the extraordinary uprising of the colony's slaves. Although a central event in the history of the French in the New World, the full significance of the revolution has yet to be realized.  This book chapter on marriage, manhood, and slave emancipation in Revolutionary Saint-Domingue presents a series of superbly vivid tableaux  of the Haition Revolution that culminate in a crucial turning point, the civil commissioneers' shunning of the French general and Governor François-Thomas Galbaud du Fort (1743-1801), and related to it the celebration of interracial conviviality and  the republican marriage.

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