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Title: James McCune Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, James McCune, 1813-1865

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Boston, Massachusetts -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

A lecture on the history of the Haytian Revolutions with a "character sketch" of Toussaint L'Ouverture given to benefit the Colored Orphan Asylum. The lecture outlines the class structure in Hayti and the timeline leading up to the revolutions from 1791 through 1803. (Speeches 06086, 06136, 06196, 06220, 06242, 06269, and 06309 are duplicates of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 26 page, 9,292 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1841-02-26

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Baron Vastey; Britain; British; Charles Leclerc; Code Noir; French; Hayti; independence; mulatto; New Orleans; Paris; petit blancs; Port Au Prince; Republic; revolution; Spain; St. Domingo; Toussaint L'Ouverture

People: L'Ouverture, Toussaint; Leclerc, Charles; Vastey, Baron

Organization: Colored Orphan Asylum

Publication type: lectures; Speeches

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