The Cap Français Fire

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Title

The Cap Français Fire

Description

In June 1793, the French governor of Saint Domingue, Thomas–François Galbaud, tried to raise a revolt of the whites against republican commissioners sent from France. To defeat him, the commissioners promised freedom to the slaves who would fight on their behalf. Thousands of whites fled the northern town, which nearly burned to the ground. This incident marked the end of white domination of the island and the beginning of slave emancipation.

Creator

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)
Jacques François Joseph Swebach (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1802

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/106/|de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 44 (pièces 5943-6108), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

106

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

24 x 29 cm

Title (French)

Incendie du Cap Français

Caption

le 20, 21, 22 et 23 juin 1793 ou 2, 3, 4 et 5 Messidor an I.er de la République

Citation

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver), Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver), and Jacques François Joseph Swebach (designer), “The Cap Français Fire,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 4, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/113.