From Slave Revolt to a Blood Pact with Satan: The Evangelical Rewriting of Haitian History

  title={From Slave Revolt to a Blood Pact with Satan: The Evangelical Rewriting of Haitian History},
  author={Elizabeth Mcalister},
  journal={Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses},
  pages={187 - 215}
  • E. Mcalister
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses
Enslaved Africans and Creoles in the French colony of Saint-Domingue are said to have gathered at a nighttime meeting at a place called Bois Caïman in what was both political rally and religious ceremony, weeks before the Haitian Revolution in 1791. The slave ceremony is known in Haitian history as a religio-political event and used frequently as a source of inspiration by nationalists, but in the 1990s, neo-evangelicals rewrote the story of the famous ceremony as a “blood pact with Satan… Expand
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