The Surprising Origins of the Haitian Revolution

Jesus Ruiz discusses his research on the ideological origins of the Haitian Revolution. He explains the historical significance of the war and describes the interesting Hagley materials that are pertinent to his research such as journals from Louis de Tousard, Cambefort and others.

Banner images: Anne Louis de Tousard journal and letter book collection. See the full image records in our Digital Archive.

Jesus Ruiz is a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University in the department of Latin American studies and the history department.