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In this episode, we look at the impact of the Haitian Revolution. The Republic of Haiti shaped US politics around slavery, heightened tension between North and South, and impacted Black women in often overlooked ways.


Yoruba Medicine, Roman Catholicism and the Birth of Santeria;


01:06 – Intro

01:27 – San Domingue

04:28 – The Louisiana Purchase

05:31 – The Missouri Compromise

06:36 – Southern Slave Codes

08:08 – Ban on the International Slave Trade

09:03 – Domestic Slave Trade and Black Women

11:36 – Question of the Week


Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race & Class. Black women writers series. 1st ed. New York: Vintage Books, Random House, 1983.

Hine, Darlene Clark,, African Americans: A Concise History, 4th ed., combined volume (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc, 2012)

Price, Richard, and Richard Price. Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas, 1973. Print.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. “Motion in the System: Coffee, Color, and Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Saint-Domingue.” Review (Fernand Braudel Center), vol. 5, no. 3, 1982, pp. 331–388. JSTOR, Accessed 23 Dec. 2020.