Gendering the June Days: Race, Masculinity, and Slave Emancipation in Saint Domingue

TitleGendering the June Days: Race, Masculinity, and Slave Emancipation in Saint Domingue
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsColwill, Elizabeth
JournalJournal of Haitian Studies
Volume15
Issue1-2
Pagination103-124
Date Published2009
Abstract

First Paragraph: In 1816 honorée Marie-Louise, Queen of Haiti, lauded by the archbishop as "the perfect model of mothers and wives," smiled down upon an elaborate fête, complete with theatrical performance, formal ball, fireworks, and magnificent dinner, where King Henri Christophe announced plans for a memorial to commemorate in perpetuity the Haitian people's emancipation from slavery.1 He would erect a column engraved with the declaration of independence and names of its male signatories in the Place d'Armes of the Citadel to honor Liberty and Independence. Each year, on the anniversary of independence, it would be the site of a funeral oration to honor the warriors who died in defense of liberty.

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Short TitleGendering the June Days
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