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Baron de Vastey, The Colonial System Unveiled (translation/critical edition)

In April 2014, I published a translation and edition of Baron de Vastey’s Le système colonial dévoilé (The Colonial System Unveiled). Vastey, the most visible Haitian intellectual of the post-independence era, wrote a number of books in the 1810s while working for King Henri Christophe; his Colonial System Unveiled is a scathing denunciation of neocolonialism, as well as a moving memorial to the ravages of slavery. This translation/edition was a collaborative project that included essays written by several prominent scholars in the field of Haitian revolutionary studies.

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