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African Diaspora Outside the U.S.

The Haitian Collection, one of several holdings chronicling the history of the Caribbean and West Indies, contains rare and unpublished documents and manuscripts collected by Kurt Fisher, spanning almost 170 years of the Haiti’s history. Included are decrees, military orders, maps, graphic images and selected issues of a few early 19th century Haitian newspapers. The earliest document is the 1716 Rules and Statutes of the Compagnie Royal de Saint Domingue. The most notable items include correspondence of three leading Haitian rulers, L’Ouverture, Dessalines and Christophe.

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