Figures of terror: The “zombie” and the Haitian Revolution

  title={Figures of terror: The “zombie” and the Haitian Revolution},
  author={Raphael Hoermann},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  pages={152 - 173}
ABSTRACT This article investigates the relation of the figure of the zombie to the Haitian Revolution, the only successful slave revolution in the Atlantic World. While existing research often stresses the strong link between the zombie and the slave, this is not borne out by the contemporary discourse on the Haitian Revolution. Whereas horror and terror are associated with the zombie from its inception, it is only with the US occupation of Haiti (1915–1934) that US-American writers and… Expand
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