By Liz Covart
What did the American Revolution mean and achieve?
What sort of liberty and freedom did independence grant Americans and which Americans should receive them?
Americans grappled with these questions soon after the American Revolution. They debated these issues during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, in the first congresses, and as they followed events in revolutionary France and Haiti during the 1790s and early 1800s.
James Alexander Dun, an Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University and author of Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America, joins us to explore the ways the Haitian Revolution shaped how Americans viewed their own revolution.
What You’ll Discover
How Americans understood the American Revolution at its end
Arguments over the meaning of the Revolution
The Haitian Revolution
The connection between the Haitian and French Revolutions
How Americans followed the Haitian Revolution
Accuracy of news in the United States about the Haitian Revolution
Americans’ changing views on the Haitian Revolution
How African Americans viewed the Haitian Revolution
Haitian emigres in the United States
How the Haitian Revolution affected the ways Americans viewed the American Revolution
courtesy : https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/episode-124-james-alexander-dun-making-haitian-revolution-early-america/