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FRIT Grad Students Abby Broughton and Nathan Dize have published an update of their digital project “A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789”.

Posted by on Friday, November 4, 2016 in Uncategorized.

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest update of our digital project A Colony in Crisis: The Saint-Domingue Grain Shortage of 1789. “A 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.

Our reviewers for this issue include:
Alyssa Sepinwall (UC San Marcos)
Chelsea Stieber (Catholic University)
Erica Johnson (Gordon State University)
Carolyn Fick (Concordia University)
Sarah Benharrech (University of Maryland)
Manuel Covo (UC Santa Barbara)

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.

Join us as we delve deeper into the colonial archive of Saint-Domingue!


Abby Broughton, Kelsey Corlett-Rivera, Nathan Dize and Brittany de Gail