Empire of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution

Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation by Earl Henderson). For nearly 200 years, the jewel of the French colonial empire was not Louisiana, Quebec or India but the colony of St. Domingue, which comprised the western half of the island of Hispaniola. In this territory, plantations … More Empire of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution

Empire of Liberty: The Directorie

Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation by Earl Henderson). North of Paris, in January of 1795, the revolutionary forces invaded Holland and many Dutchmen joined them in support. The Dutch Republic fell, the stadtholder fled to Britain and the revolutionaries proclaimed the Batavian Republic. The failure … More Empire of Liberty: The Directorie