Oct 17 James Martel: “A Revolution No One Believed In: The Haitian Subversion of the Ideals of the French Revolution”

Oct 17 James Martel: “A Revolution No One Believed In: The Haitian Subversion of the Ideals of the French Revolution”

Through a study of the Haitian Revolution, James Martel’s recent work not only questions the liberal universalism of the French Revolution, but also the myriad ways in which Haitians appropriated, subverted and radicalized Enlightenment principles.

James Martel is Professor and Chair of Political Science at San Francisco State.