Public Program- James Alexander Dun

Lectures and Performances
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:45pm

Second Revolutions: Thomas Jefferson and Haiti
by James Alexander Dun

Jefferson’s defeat of John Adams in the election of 1800 represented a peaceful transfer of power and signaled the onset of a more unified polity. This lecture, based upon the book Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America, examines how the Jeffersonian victory took place on more than one front. Other more radical agendas for change were quashed as well at that moment including that of Toussaint Louverture, leader of the nearly-independent French colony of Saint Dominque.

James Alexander Dun teaches history at Princeton University.

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