Liberal Trade in the Postcolonial Americas: Haitian Leaders and British Agents, 1806–1813
- Journal of Haitian Studies
- University of California, Santa Barbara, Center for Black Studies Research
- Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2015
- pp. 68-99
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This article argues that the absence of diplomatic agreements between Haiti and Britain created unique opportunities for British citizens to liberalize trade in the postcolonial Americas. It provides some suggestions on how Haitian coffee dominated the nineteenth century marketplace with economic embargos in place. Specifically, it fleshes out the human relationships that made that dominance possible.