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A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789

Historians and educators may enjoy this resource about Saint-Domingue, the former French colony that is now Haiti. The site provides primary sources and translated versions of documents from the late 18th century that help viewers "grapple with existing historiographies of this period and geography." Readers may want to begin by browsing the Background Notes section, which introduces key topics and people. With this context in mind, users can dive into the three issues of translations that are currently available. Each issue contains a variety of documents (available as the French original and an English translation and accompanied by a historical introduction). Additionally, readers will find Haitian Creole translations for Issue 1. For a more in-depth understanding of the grain shortage and the Haitian Revolution, visitors will want to check out some of the content cataloged on the Additional Resources page. A Colony in Crisis receives financial support from the University of Maryland's College of Arts and Humanities and University Libraries, the NEH-funded French Pamphlet Planning Project, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
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February 26th
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February 4th at 5:17pm
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February 10th at 2:55pm
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