By Maurice J. Bric William Mulligan
The abolition of slavery throughout huge elements of the area used to be the most major differences within the 19th century, shaping economies, societies, and political associations. This publication indicates how the overseas context was once crucial in shaping the abolition of slavery.
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57 This relationship was one between anti-slavery activists, but for Christophe it was also an anti-colonial relationship. The two goals were still part of the same strategy. Julien Prévost, Christophe’s foreign secretary, would later draft instructions for Clarkson during his time as mediator between Haiti and France. Christophe sought a treaty that would guarantee the island’s independence; this could then be used to secure diplomatic recognition from other Atlantic countries and empires. In a letter to Clarkson on 20 November 1819, Prévost argued: For sixteen years the subjects of all maritime and trading nations (France alone excepted) have carried on a commerce with Haiti.
55 This relationship suggests that the Haitian state under Christophe attempted to support a broader movement for the abolition of slavery than it had earlier in the century. However, the relationship also Julia Gafﬁeld 31 reveals that Christophe was more concerned with internal aid and infrastructure development, while the abolitionist community abroad was the one to initiate the connections between the Haitian state and calls for general emancipation. While the British had good reason to support Haiti in their ideological crusade against France and the slave trade, the Haitian state also needed British support.
Page_id= 8294b7496ae06609fa222b156332446b#Haiti courtesy of American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. “French copy of proposals made to general Dessalines for a commercial intercourse with his replies thereto”, National Library of Jamaica, MS 72, Box 3, 741N. “18. de/nbu. page_id=8294b7496ae06609fa222b156332446b#Haiti courtesy of American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. Jean-François Brière, Haïti et la France, 1804–1848: La rêve brisé (Paris, 2008), p. 8. Julia Gafﬁeld, “Complexities of imagining Haiti: a study of national constitutions, 1801–1807”, Journal of Social History, 41, 1 (2007), p.
A Global History of Anti-slavery Politics in the Nineteenth Century by Maurice J. Bric William Mulligan