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Gerard Fortuné, Service Mystique. Courtesy Collection Musée Nader, Port-au-Prince.

Gerard Fortuné, Service Mystique. Courtesy Collection Musée Nader, Port-au-Prince.

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David Scott, The Theory of Haiti

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13 Nov 2012

e Post-colonial theorist David Scott is a professor of anthropology at Columbia University, New York City, and Editor of the journal Small Axe, a platform for Caribbean focused social, cultural and political criticism. Scott’s Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (2004), a significant reference for this lecture, explored the political implications of how the past is conceived in relation to the present and future through a reconsideration of C. L. R. James’s masterpiece of anti-colonial history, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. Post-lecture discussion will be moderated by Christian Høgsbjerg. Christian Høgsbjerg is a historian who teaches at Leeds Metropolitan University and is editor of C.L.R. James's 1934 play about the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History (Duke University Press, 2013). Live online broadcast

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