Demographics of Saint Domingue

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Title

Demographics of Saint Domingue

Description

The most evident statistic to be seen here is that slaves, already making up almost nine–tenths of the population, were increasing at a far more rapid rate than either whites or free people of color. Inevitably, in a revolutionary situation, slaves were bound to make their presence felt.

Source

James E. McClellan III, Colonialism and Science: Saint Domingue in the Old Regime, (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992), 47.

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/500/

Identifier

500

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Citation

“Demographics of Saint Domingue,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 11, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/243.