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Franklin Research Center - Teaching with Primary Sources

This guide contains modules for remote learning with primary sources held in the Rubenstein Library with collections from the John Hope Franklin Research Center


During the 19th century, Haiti and the United States were tied closely together in the transatlantic slave trade and the Haitian slave revolt sent shockwaves through the slave-owning American South. This module compares and contrasts the influence of the Haitian Revolution and Constitution with abolitionism in the US and contextualizes the experiences in Haiti among the systems of African slavery in the new world. Explore an illuminating collection of legal and personal documents related to slavery in the United States and Haiti, and view Duke’s digital copy of the original Haitian Constitution of 1804.