Background for The Haitian Revolution/ The Emperor Jones/ Haiti and US Imperialism (HUM455)

See the following link:

http://amciv.wordpress.com/2009/03/05/286/

Images of the Haitian Revolution:

Ceremony of Bois-Caiman (Kreyole: Bwa Kayiman) by Dieudonne Cedor

Another version of Bois Caiman:

And another:

From a series by Jacob Lawrence, “General Toussaint,” painted in 1938:

 

Here is a remarkable short film using paintings by Lawrence and others, and including the always informative Dr. Cornel West, to narrate Toussaint and the Haitian Revolution:

2 thoughts on “Background for The Haitian Revolution/ The Emperor Jones/ Haiti and US Imperialism (HUM455)

  1. Greta Boers

    How can we find out more about the professor of this class– we’re trying to identify the artists who painted the paintings of the Bois Caiman ceremony, especially the bottom two. We’d like to write about them for a thesis. Many thanks.

    Reply
    1. apciv Post author

      The bottom is Dieudonne Cedor. Not sure on the middle one. If you have access to the database ArtStor at your uni you can do a keyword search “bois caiman”. Andre Normil and Jean-Pierre also produced paintings of the ceremony. The information’s out there. Just need to do a little detective work. Good luck.

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