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Colony in Crisis

Posted: Nov 02, 2016

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Colony in Crisis is a digital exhibition that addresses a colonial flashpoint, the moment when failed grain harvests in France fueled escalating political tensions between white planters in Saint-Domingue and political elites in the metropole. 

This issue of documents features a set of six new translations introduced by Marlene L. Daut (University of Virginia) that delve into the lives of the enslaved and peoples of color in colonial Saint-Domingue.

A Colony in Crisis was reviewed in SX Archipelagos: A Small Axe Platform for Digital Practice by Anne Eller (Yale) in June 2016 as part of the journal’s inaugural edition.