Empire of Liberty: Unthinkable

Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation by Earl Henderson). In August of 1796, as the bloodshed began to reduce for the first time in St. Domingue in nearly five years, an election occurred to send deputies to France. Influenced by Toussaint L’Ouverture, the two French commissioners, … More Empire of Liberty: Unthinkable

Empire of Liberty: A Dose Of Mascarene

Excerpt from Dr. Alisha Caffrey’s “The American Wars”, Texas Tech University Press, 2015. VII. The Conquest of Guiana and the Mascarene Islands A sizeable American squadron, 12 ships-of-the-line and five auxiliary vessels, risked operations at the end of hurricane season and left Barbados in Mid-August of 1798. They arrived off the seaside town of Cayenne, … More Empire of Liberty: A Dose Of Mascarene

Empire of Liberty: The War of the Second Coalition

Excerpt from Dr. Ernesto Guevera’s “A Brief History of War” Yale University Press, 1984 Military historians have some difficulty categorizing the Napoléonic Wars, often also referred to as the Coalitionary Wars. From the Peace of Westphalia through the Seven Years War the various conflicts over succession crises and imperialism, often described as “general wars” can … More Empire of Liberty: The War of the Second Coalition

Empire of Liberty: The Fall of Pitt the Younger

“He was a good man, but could have been a hero had his predecessors not failed him.” -Lord Jack Russell Except from John Bell’s “Portraits of Leadership: Histories of the Leaders and Rulers of the Commonwealth, Oxford University Press, 1992. Throughout his tenure, Pitt always had to balance his government with the health of George … More Empire of Liberty: The Fall of Pitt the Younger

Empire of Liberty: The Rise of Pitt the Younger

“Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.” -William Pitt the Elder Except from John Bell’s “Portraits of Leadership: Histories of the Leaders and Rulers of the Commonwealth, Oxford University Press, 1992. “Born as the second son to the former Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder, William Pitt the younger is remembered … More Empire of Liberty: The Rise of Pitt the Younger

Empire of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution

“It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man, born red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man.” -Toussaint L’Ouverture Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation … More Empire of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution

Empire of Liberty: Le Roi Est Mort

“Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; – the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!”  -Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Excerpt from Konijeti Beevti’s “Years of Revolution: Boston to Bhārata”, Vij Publishing House, 1962 (translation by Earl Henderson). As the constitution neared completion, the Assembly made drastic changes to make the king a … More Empire of Liberty: Le Roi Est Mort