The French Revolution in San Domingo

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Originally published in 1914, this was Lothrop Stoddard's first book, and a very popular one in its day. It was also his Ph.D. thesis, defended at Harvard University at a time when the science of human biodiversity, and eugenics, was at its height. The book is about race: specifically, the race war that took place in the French colony of Saint-Domingue during the 1790s, triggered by the revolutionary events in France; that resulted in the island's independence, following fifteen years of chaos and bloody conflict; and that, through the victory of the values of liberty, equality, and brotherhood so ardently desired by the Jacobins, destroyed the New World's most prosperous colony and resulted in the famously dysfunctional republic of Haiti we know today. Stoddard details not only the events that took place in the colony, but also the complex dynamics resulting from the intersection of race, class, and politics. Though politically incorrect today, all the same Stoddard's portrayal of the Whites is hardly flattering, and it becomes clear in his text how they were ultimately the architects of their own misfortunes. Could what happened then and there happen here sometime in the future? Can we legitimately draw parallels between this lost colony and the modern West? This is for the reader to decide. This new 2011 edition, entirely and laboriously hand-edited (i.e. this is not a scan), comes complete with an added index (the original text never had one), over one hundred additional footnotes, modernised and much more complete footnote and bibliography formatting style, an insightful introduction by Professor Kevin MacDonald, and specially commissioned cover artwork by Alex Kurtagic.

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Theodor Lothrop Stoddard (June 29, 1883 - May 1, 1950) was educated at Harvard College and Boston University, where he studied law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1908 and returned to Harvard University, where he received a Ph.D. in history in 1914. An American political scientist, historian, journalist, anthropologist, eugenicist, pacifist, and anti-immigration advocate, he led a successful career a an author, lecturer, and journalist until World War II. His other books include The Rising Tide of Colour Against White World-Supremacy (1920), New Worlds of Islam (1921), The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Under Man (1922), Racial Realities in Europe (1924), Scientific Human-ism (1926), Re-Forging America (1927), and Into the Darkness (1940).

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