European Imports from the Colonies, 1789

Thanks to Julia Gaffield, for sharing fresh fruits of her archival research– documents revealing (once more) how Europe enriched itself on the backs of the enslaved Africans in Saint-Domingue. What is intriguing about this document is how the British perceived the struggle. We know they tried to occupied the colony, but were ultimately expelled by the Black warriors.


This table comes from an 1805 publication in Paris by M. Wante called Importance de nos colonies occidentales, particulièrement de celle de Saint-Domingue.scan0001

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