• Publications
  • Influence
The French slave trade: an overview.
  • D. Geggus
  • History
    The William and Mary quarterly
  • 2001
A pattern of variations among different colonies and regions in the ethnic, age, and sex composition of their African migrants is identified, attributed to factors that include planter preferences determined by crop type, differing chronologies of colonial expansion, and the commercial aspects of markets that were valued by merchants.
Haitian revolutionary studies
Preliminary Table of Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. Overview 1. The Haitian Revolution Part 2. Historiography and Sources 2. New Approaches and Old 3. Underexploited Sources Part 3. The
Racial Equality, Slavery, and Colonial Secession during the Constituent Assembly
THE COLONIAL QUESTION IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION involved three broad issues: self-government for France's overseas possessions, civil rights for their free colored populations, and the abolition of
The naming of Haiti
When St. Domingue declared its independence it was renamed Haiti, an Amerindian name. Author explores what the founding fathers of Haitian independence might have known about the Amerindian past in
The Enigma of Jamaica in the 1790s: New Light on the Causes of Slave Rebellions
  • D. Geggus
  • History
    European and Non-European Societies, 1450-
  • 1 April 1987
HE history of resistance to slavery in the British Caribbean reveals a remarkable paradox. It was precisely during the "Age of Revolution" (1776-I815), when French St. Domingue experienced the most
The French and Haitian Revolutions, and resistance to slavery in the Americas : an overview
Cet article offre un apercu des conspirations et des revoltes d'esclaves aux Ameriques pendant la cinquantaine d'annees suivant le debut de la Revolution francaise. Selon la these avancee par Eugene
Sex Ratio, Age and Ethnicity in the Atlantic Slave Trade: data from French shipping and plantation records
  • D. Geggus
  • History
    The Journal of African History
  • 1 March 1989
This article examines the age and sex composition of the Atlantic slave trade in the belief it was of considerable significance in shaping black society in both Africa and the Americas. Focusing on