An historical account of the black empire of Hayti: comprehending a view of the principal transactions in the revolution of Saint Domingo; with its ancient and modern state

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

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Collection Data

Rainsford, Marcus, fl. 1805 (Author)
Rainsford, Marcus, fl. 1805 (Artist)
Barlow, James (18th cent.) (Engraver)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1805
Place: London
Publisher: Albion Press printed: published by James Cundee
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 972.94-R (Rainsford, M. Historical account of the black empire of Hayti)
Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804
Ownership: This copy is part of the original collection purchased from Arthur A. Schomburg in 1926.
Physical Description
Extent: Xxiii, [1], 467, [13] p., [13] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., facsims., maps, port. ; 27 cm. (4to)
Copy in Sc Rare 972.94-R (accession no. B498945) inscribed: in ink on recto of first free endleaf "Alexander Calvin Pearson. The gift of his uncle George G[...?] Babington Oct. 1855." ; inscribed: in ink on title page "Jos. Atkinson Aug. 1 1880." ; With the ink stamp: "Arthur A. Schomburg 205 West 115th Street."
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11733829
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7b9ab880-c618-012f-4b17-58d385a7bc34
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