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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 16–23.
Published: 01 September 2005
...J. Michael Dash Small Axe Incorporated 2005 The Theater of the Haitian Revolution / The Haitian Revolution as Theater J. Michael Dash Th e theatre had come to a town without theatres, and as a theatre would have to be created, they took advantage of a heaven-sent...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): viii–xiii.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Profondes et nombreuses: Haiti, History, Culture, 1804–2004 Guest edited by Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Martin Munro CONTENTS Foreword David Scott v Introduction: Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and Its Cultural Aftershocks...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 58–70.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Rachel Douglas This article argues that there is a conspicuous lack of representations of the Haitian revolution in most contemporary Haitian writing. Rather than writing explicitly about the Revolution, many Haitian writers “perform” revolutions in their own work. Frankétienne's work provides us...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 1–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a product of the New World as of Europe, Fischer reminds us that it is also “a heterogeneous, internally diverse, even contradictory phenomenon that constituted and revolutionized itself in the process of transculturation.”11 Yet, the project of “unsilenc- ing” Haitian revolutionary history...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
... something significant about Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit stands or falls on his knowledge of the Haitian Revolution; and the second concerns her curious reading of C.L.R. James' T he Black Jacobins , as mainly “information,” rather than itself an attempt to theorize the Haitian Revolution as universal...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... was left somewhat unresolved in her seminal essay “Hegel and Haiti,” turns the Haitian Revolution and its half suppressed echo in Hegel's master-slave dialectic into an emblematic event. Universal ideas of liberty and liberation can only be glimpsed in singular moments of rupture, systemic break-down...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 1–14.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jocelyn Sutton Franklin Focusing on the Haitian author Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s novel Dance on the Volcano (1957), this essay examines representations of an anxious White minority on the eve of the Haitian Revolution. It argues that Vieux-Chauvet deploys theatrical conventions to suggest that White...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 1–15.
Published: 01 July 2021
... to the undesirables of Europe based on the principles of the 1804 Haitian Revolution. At this critical juncture where attention to the past has been recognized among scholars as pivotal to facilitating engagement with Southern participants in the international humanitar-ian system, what would it mean to “sharpen...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of Haiti as a theory-problem, I mean to afford myself some skeptical room in which to come at the recent provocative characterization of the Haitian Revolution in terms of some idea of “universality” or “universal history” or the politics of “universal human rights.” It is a characterization that appears...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Laurent Dubois This essay discusses the ways in which Madison Smartt Bell's novel The Stone That the Builder Refused represents the history of the Haitian Revolution, and particularly the figure of Toussaint Louverture. It argues that the novel engages usefully with the problem of how we can...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Madison Smartt Bell This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell's trilogy of novels about the Haitian Revolution— All Souls' Rising, Master of the Crossroads, The Stone That the Builder Refused. Particular attention is paid to the idea of a French royalist plot behind the slave...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 61–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... imaginary, much as the Haitian Revolution was for the nineteenth. The occupation is usually considered only in relation to its impacts in Haiti and the United States, but Haiti’s symbolic significance meant that its occupation shaped the perspectives of Caribbean people throughout the region. Major thinkers...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 194–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Charles Forsdick Central to Madison Smartt Bell's trilogy of novels on the Haitian Revolution is the character of Toussaint Louverture. The article considers how Bell's Toussaint fits into two centuries of representations of the revolutionary leader, exploring in particular the ways in which his...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and genres of Black protest. In so doing, it refocuses vindicationism on these rhetorical evidentiary practices, rather than on the mythos of romance and romantic overcoming that has categorized vindicationist narratives of the Haitian Revolution. 54 “Proclamation du 23 Frimaire sur les événemens arrivés...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 163–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Martin Munro This essay reads Madison Smartt Bell's Haitian trilogy in the context of contemporary Haitian literature, and considers why Haitian writers have tended not to evoke the revolution in their work, and why it is an American author has produced the most ambitious work of Haitian historical...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 69–77.
Published: 01 November 2010
... a new era for writ- ing in French from nonmetropolitan regions. It moreover suggests that this moment marks a “Copernican revolution” in the literary history of France and the French-speaking world.1 But consider the case of Haitian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
... and suggesting elements of a future research agenda. Two related quotations serve as an epigraph to this article, both of them reflecting the debt to two key Caribbean historians of many scholars and readers with interests in the Haitian Revolution, as well as in its wider impact and implications...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
...] state did not like—not just exchanges of information, but exchanges of people.” 1 This commentary—and the large number of French ships present—draws attention to the nature of life in Havana during a particularly active period of the thirteen-year Haitian Revolution. By 1802 this Cuban city...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
... powerful 1995 denunciation of the silencing of the Haitian Revolution. 2 I finished well into a boom in Haitian revolutionary studies that has transformed understandings of that event’s global significance and made it a required topic in humanities courses across a range of disciplines and geographical...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 132–154.
Published: 01 March 2021
...). 2 Nathalie Pierre, “ Ti Dife Boule sou Istwa Ayiti as Haitian Civic Education,” Cultural Dynamics 26, no. 2 (2014): 213. See also Mariana Past, “Toussaint on Trial in Ti difé boulé sou istoua Ayiti ; or, The People’s Role in the Haitian Revolution,” Journal of Haitian Studies 10, no. 1 (2004...