Week 10: August 16

Chapter 9: An Independent State without a Sovereign People (306–351) 

→ What is the role of reproduction in Casimir’s analysis?

→ What is the problem for Casimir with the naming of Haiti as the “first black republic”? What about the problem with 1804 as the “first successful slave revolution”? 

→ How did national sovereignty emerge in Haiti? What is the first expression of the people’s own sovereignty? 

→ Describe the relationship between the French Revolution and the Haitian Revolution, according to Casimir. 

→ What is the importance of the oath at Bois Caïman?

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