The secret history of St. Domingo :a graphic novel adaptation

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dc.contributor.advisor Baishya, Amit R. DiGiacomo, Kaylie M. 2014-08-14T13:30:25Z 2014-08-14T13:30:25Z 2014-05
dc.identifier.other A-354
dc.description.abstract In 1791, the black slaves of the French colony of St. Domingo broke out in revolt against their masters, beginning an unprecedented revolution which resulted in the the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Republic of Haiti. The event has since shaped the western hemisphere and impacted our understanding of anticolonial movements, including their political motivations and historical consequences. Leonora Sansay's novel Secret History; or, the Horrors of St. Domingo offers a unique fictional vision of the revolution by drawing connections between colonial and anticolonial violence and domestic violence. By adapting this novel to the comic book form, I've visually juxtaposed these two forms of violence to better emphasize their connection, while using the medium to integrate influences from traditional Haitian art styles and play with modem perceptions of the Haitian Revolution. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Creative writing.
dc.title The secret history of St. Domingo :a graphic novel adaptation en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?) en_US

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