In the comment section down below write a response (225-words minimum) to ONE of these prompts (due on 4/13):
Give your explanation of and expand on the following quote by Trouillot:
Claims about the fundamental uniqueness of humankind, claims about the ethical irrelevance of racial categories of geographical situation to matters of governance and, certainly, claims about the right of all peoples to self-determination went against received wisdom in the Atlantic world and beyond. Each could reveal itself in Saint-Domingue only through practice. By necessity, the Haitian Revolution thought itself out politically and philosophically as it was taking place. (Pages 88-89)
Why the public opinion in France (and even in Saint Domingue) rejected and/or doubted the news of the massive uprising? What Trouillot means by interested parties engaging in a game of hide-and-seek with the news coming out from Saint Domingue? (Pages 90-92)
Trouillot analyses how international recognition of the revolutionary victories of Toussaint Louverture and later on of the major achievement of Haitian independence was extremely difficult to gain. Explain why? (Pages 93-95)
Respectfully interact with ONE of your classmates’ responses. Do you agree with their points and interpretations? Do you disagree? What other observations about “An Unthinkable History” do you want to bring to the discussion?