This is an intriguing idea – that the meta-meaning of the revolution was less about freedom than about land. According to Carolyn Fick, freedom to the slaves in Haiti was meaningless without land ownership. Ironic, then, that the Louisiana purchase opened up just that possibility for millions of American citizens.
Read more of Corbett’s site today. The guy has done an amazing amount of research on Haiti. Came across some good books (including the Fick book). May purchase some from him.
First thing to do, though, is to evaluate Boswell, StickyBrain, and CircusPonies. I need something to help me organize as I go off on all these tangents. It may be that nothing will work any better than the blog, but we’ll see.