Toussaint L'Ouverture

Standard Name: L'Ouverture, Toussaint


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Intertextuality and Influence Harriet Martineau
On 15 January 1838 HM was inspired by an article on Haiti in the Quarterly Review: it flashed across me that my novel must be on the Haytian Revolution and Toussaint [L'Ouverture] my hero...
Literary Setting F. Tennyson Jesse
The heroine of this novel operates in male disguise in the exotic world of sea-rovers. The action involves the bloody rebellion of 1802 on San Domingo (now Haiti) when Napoleon sent military force in an...
Textual Features Lucille Iremonger
In Haiti the visitors are shown round by Monsieur Bobot, a tall, imposing Negro of middle age
Iremonger, Lucille. The Young Traveller in the West Indies. Phoenix House.
who is a former government minister, and whose English is perfect, save for the odd lapse into...
Textual Production Harriet Martineau
HM 's second novel, The Hour and the Man, A Historical Romance, about Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haitian revolution, was published by Edward Moxon .
Webb, Robert Kiefer. Harriet Martineau: A Radical Victorian. Columbia University Press.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
684 (1839): 958
Textual Production Anna Jane Vardill
William Franklin, a natural son of Benjamin Franklin, was a friend of AJV 's father.
Axon, William E. A., and Ernest Hartley Coleridge. “Anna Jane Vardill Niven, the Authoress of ’Christobell,’ the Sequel to Coleridge’s ’Christabel.’ With a Bibliography. With an Additional Note on ’Christabel’”. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature, Vol.
2nd series 28
, pp. 57-88.
Next year she signed the single initial V to two successive poems: The Progress of British Sculpture. Suggested by...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Lydia Maria Child
She composed it largely of biographies of black people: Toussaint L'Ouverture , Frederick Douglass , and (more briefly) Phillis Wheatley .
Clifford, Deborah Pickman. Crusader for Freedom. Beacon Press.
With these went stories about slaves, a few good hymns, and finally a...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text E. Arnot Robertson
The background to this dense, richly-packed book includes a number of defining political events: the career of Toussaint L'Ouverture (discovered by Douglas through studying Wordsworth at school), the Irish Civil War; the trial of Sacco


22 August 1791: Thousands of blacks rebelled in Hispaniola:...

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22 August 1791

Thousands of blacks rebelled in Hispaniola: in the French-speaking part of the island (now called Haiti while the other part is called the Dominican Republic). This (also known as Sainte-Domingue or Santo Domingo)...

1 January 1804: Haiti became an independent black republic...

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1 January 1804

Haiti became an independent black republic after the capitulation (the previous November) of a large force sent by Napoleon to quell the rebellion there.

1853: The Mémoires du Général Toussaint L'Ouverture,...

Writing climate item


The Mémoires du Général Toussaint L'Ouverture, the black leader who emerged from the rebellion in St Dominique (now Haiti), were published in Paris.


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