Eighteenth Century Seminar Series - “The 1791 Uprising and the Abolition of Slavery in Saint-Domingue”

Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Event date: 
November 16, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
David Geggus
University of Florida
Seminar Series: 
Eighteenth Century Seminar
Audience: 
Public

“The 1791 Uprising and the Abolition of Slavery in Saint-Domingue”

David Geggus, University of Florida


David GEGGUS is Professor of History at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where he teaches courses on Caribbean history and slavery in the Atlantic world.  His archival research, conducted in ten countries, has focused on Saint Domingue and the Haitian Revolution.  He has published six books, including Slavery, War, and Revolution (Oxford, 1982), Haitian Revolutionary Studies (Bloomington, 2002), and The International Impact of the Haitian Revolution (Columbia, SC, 2014), as well as more than one hundred articles.   His most recent book, The Haitian Revolution: A Documentary History (Boston 2014), was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.


The Eighteenth-Century Seminar, sponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars interested in all aspects of eighteenth-century history and culture in Europe and across continents. Open to faculty and students from Princeton and nearby institutions, it hosts four invited speakers each semester, and a one-day symposium in April on a particular theme.

Contact: 
Jennifer Loessy
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries