John Garrigus

Researching Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution


Jg-2016-03-07I’m Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Since working with Franklin Knight and Robert Forster at Johns Hopkins in the mid-1980s, I’ve been studying French colonial Saint-Domingue in the eighteenth century. My work focuses on social, cultural, and economic developments in the colony before the Haitian Revolution, with special attention to the ways French colonists defined racial categories.  One central idea of my scholarship is that the Seven Years’ War had a profound effect on the French Caribbean, threatening the integrity of the empire in ways that led to a racialization of French identity on the eve of the French and Haitian Revolutions.

UTA Research Profile; Google Scholar Profile

Contact me at:
Department of History
Box 19529
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington TX 76019-0529
UTA History Office: (817) 272-2861


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