From Saint-Domingue to New Orleans: Migration and Influences

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Dessens examines the legacy of approximately 15,000 Saint-Domingue refugees--whites, slaves, and free people of color--who settled in Louisiana between 1791 and 1815. Forced to flee their French Caribbean colony following a slave rebellion that gave birth to the Haitian Republic in January 1804, they spread throughout the Caribbean and along the North American Atlantic coast. Forming a relatively coherent diaspora for at least two decades, they concentrated in New Orleans. In this first comprehensive study of the Saint ...

From Saint-Domingue to New Orleans: Migration and Influences 2010, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813035673

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From Saint-Domingue to New Orleans: Migration and Influences 2007, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813030371

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