The shocking true story of the race war in the French colony of San Domingo—now called Haiti—which raged from 1789 to 1805.
During this time, 450,000 Negro slaves, 39,000 whites, and 27,500 mixed-race people slugged it out in a bloodthirsty conflict that ended with the complete extermination of every white person on the Caribbean island—and created the state of Haiti.
The lessons contained in this book—on the ills of slavery, the incompatibility of the races, and the dangers of liberal ideology—are more valid today than ever before.
Unlike more modern histories of the conflict, this book describes events from the vantage point of a clear understanding of race. Lothrop Stoddard’s insights and conclusions consistently reflect this now-unusual understanding.
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