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Thomas Jefferson’s Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities (review)

Thomas Jefferson’s Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities (review) JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Winter 2012) language and, with it, the distinctive spiritual foundations of their creed seem less irrational than the author suggests. Friederike Baer has written a conclusive and well-conceived study that truly deserves a broad readership among scholars and students of many stripes. This fine piece of research demonstrates the great potential of community studies to elucidate general developments in politics, society, or religion by carefully investigating competing social, economic, political, and cultural interests with small, manageable groups of people at the local level. Wo lfga ng S pli tter is a research fellow with the Center for United States Studies at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany. He is the author of Pastors, People, Politics: German Lutherans in Pennsylvania, 1740­1790 (Trier, 1998) and currently is working on a biography of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities. By Arthur Scherr. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. Pp. 714. Cloth, $120.00.) Reviewed by Wendy H. Wong Did Thomas Jefferson hate the Haitian Revolution to the point of seeking to destroy it? In Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy, Arthur Scherr argues that no, he did not. Instead, he argues that historians, particularly American historians, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Thomas Jefferson’s Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 32 (4) – Oct 22, 2012

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Winter 2012) language and, with it, the distinctive spiritual foundations of their creed seem less irrational than the author suggests. Friederike Baer has written a conclusive and well-conceived study that truly deserves a broad readership among scholars and students of many stripes. This fine piece of research demonstrates the great potential of community studies to elucidate general developments in politics, society, or religion by carefully investigating competing social, economic, political, and cultural interests with small, manageable groups of people at the local level. Wo lfga ng S pli tter is a research fellow with the Center for United States Studies at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany. He is the author of Pastors, People, Politics: German Lutherans in Pennsylvania, 1740­1790 (Trier, 1998) and currently is working on a biography of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy: Myths and Realities. By Arthur Scherr. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. Pp. 714. Cloth, $120.00.) Reviewed by Wendy H. Wong Did Thomas Jefferson hate the Haitian Revolution to the point of seeking to destroy it? In Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy, Arthur Scherr argues that no, he did not. Instead, he argues that historians, particularly American historians,

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Published: Oct 22, 2012

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