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Scientific Racism in the French Debate about General Liberty during the Haitian Revolution

Dannelle Gutarra Cordero, African American Studies

October 16, 2019 · 12:00 pm-1:20 pm · 216 Aaron Burr

Program in Latin American Studies

This presentation aims to explore the influence of scientific racism in the primary sources of the contemporary transatlantic debate about general liberty during the historical episode of the Haitian Revolution. This paper simultaneously identifies and contextualizes the presence of monogenism, polygenism, biological determinism, geographical determinism, and historical determinism in the dissertations full of figurative language that distinguish the discursive conflicts of revolutionary Saint-Domingue.

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