Yankees in Haiti: Boston Merchant Trade in Revolutionary Saint-Domingue

Grande, Benjamin.


  • Abstract: This thesis analyzes an understudied aspect of Atlantic history: the economic connections between Boston and Saint-Domingue during the early modern and early national periods. Using the Perkinses, a Boston merchant family, it explores the ways in which demand for Saint-Dominguan tropical commodities played a vital role in the development of revolutionary ideals in Boston during 1760s and... read more
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