The king of Haiti’s dream | Curio

The king of Haiti’s dream

25 mins | Jul 19, 2020

Analysing the dilemmas of freedom in a colonised world. In 1804, Haiti became the first state anywhere to permanently outlaw slavery and ban imperial rule. In Aeon magazine, professor Marlene L. Daut explores how founder Henry Christophe tried to govern a free republic of Haiti, in the wake of colonial rule and amid Western racism.

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From Aeon magazine