The main question I found to ask was how the existence of the “transatlantic community” helped facilitate and shape the revolution in Hati. It is clear that the French revolution had an impact across the atlantic. The french were themselves influenced by the American revolution, and both were based in Enlightenment ideas coming from Europe. The influence of French revolution comes through in the writings of the Hatian Revolutions leaders. In addition, the Hatian revolution effected the French across the Atlantic, eventually resulting in the abolition of slavery in the new French republic during the “reign of terror.”
I’m interested in doing a research project on the military history of the new world. In particular, I would like to explore the material culture of war and warfare in one of the mesoamerican empires.