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Re: Haiti and its American Cousins: An Historical

Dear Bijan:

Thanks for your information and comments. When you mentioned du Sable and Clamorgan, it made me very proud of their legacy. It also reminded me that these two men of color lived in early America when Spain and France owned most of what is now called the US.

I look forward to reading Ms Cepus' dissertation. She writes, "My dissertation interrogates the role of silence in the historiography of the Haitian Revolution in order to examine how the ideas of silence affect the ways the Haitian Revolution is understood as a historical text. This work stems from my concern with the tendency in early texts in the burgeoning field of Haitian Revolutionary Studies to pronounce the Haitian Revolution as silenced in the history of the West. I problematize the way silence has been deployed as a framework, and offer suggestions for positioning the memory of the revolution in present day history writing."

Thanks again for your comments.

K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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