In this Book
- We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom
- Published by: Duke University Press
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'In We Dream Together' Anne Eller breaks with dominant narratives of conflict between the Dominican Republic and Haiti by tracing the complicated history of Dominican emancipation and independence between 1822 and 1865. Eller moves beyond the small body of writing by Dominican elites that often narrates Dominican nationhood to craft inclusive, popular histories of identity, community, and freedom, summoning sources that range from trial records and consul reports to poetry and song. Rethinking Dominican relationships with their communities, the national project, and the greater Caribbean, Eller shows how popular anticolonial resistance was anchored in a rich and complex political culture. Haitians and Dominicans fostered a common commitment to Caribbean freedom, the abolition of slavery, and popular democracy, often well beyond the reach of the state.
Table of Contents
- pp. vii-viii
- pp. ix-xiv
- pp. xv-xviii
- Epilogue. Between Fear and Hope
- pp. 229-236
- pp. 237-334
- pp. 335-368
- pp. 369-382