The historian Laurent Dubois has argued that “Haiti, not the US or France, was where the
assertion of true universal values reached its defining climax during the Age of Revolution.”
Write a 3-6 page essay in which you explain the significance of the Haitian Revolution. Why should people care about this event?
Use what we have learned this session to place the event in a long-term historical context. Use at least two primary sources, and C.L.R. James’s The Black Jacobins to make your arguments.
Explain who, what, when, where, why, and how.
Most importantly, write an interpretation of the Haitian Revolution with a single thesis supported throughout the essay: Why does it matter?