Byrd, Brandon R. The Black Republic; African Americans and the Fate of Haiti, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. This book examines the sometimes equivocating feelings that some African American leaders held toward Haiti after the revolution.
Dubois, Laurent. Avengers of the New World; The Story of the Haitian Revolution. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004. Written by one of the world’s leading scholars on Haiti and the Haitian Revolution, this book is a thorough look at this complicated revolution which changed the world.
Dubois, Laurent and Richard Lee Turits. Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2019. This overview of the tumultuous history of the Caribbean examines not only the roots and results of the Haitian Revolution, but covers the struggles of other countries in the region including Cuba, Jamaica and Grenada.
Dubois, Laurent and John Garrigus, Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804 Boston; Bedford/St.Martin’s Press, 2006. A complete history of the Haitian Revolution which utilizes maps and primary source documents in an attempt to give readers a chance to study the period “as historians do.”
Hills, Patricia. Painting Harlem Modern. Berkley: University of California Press, 2009. This study of Jacob Lawrence’s times and work explores themes and storytelling including Lawrence’s Toussaint Louvertour, The Great Migration and Harriet Tubman.
James, C.L.R. The Black Jacobins; Toussaint L’ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York: Random House, 1989. This book is a recognized classic in the retelling of events leading up to and carrying throughout the Haitian Revolution.
Owens, Irma Watkins. Blood Relations; Caribbean Immigrants and the Harlem Community, 1900-1930. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. This study focuses on the influx of Caribbean immigrants whose presence helped shape Harlem during the beginning of the twentieth century.
Nesbett, Peter. Jacob Lawrence: The Complete Prints (1963-2000), A Catalogue Raisonne. Seattle: Francine Seders Gallery, 2005. This book, which focuses on Lawrence’s prints from 1963 to 1993, includes seven from the Louverture series.
Sudhir Hazareesingh, Black Spartacus. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. This complex and very readable book gives readers a deep understanding of Toussaint Louverture’s personality and traits that led him to be one of the most admired leaders of the Haitian Revolution.
White, Ashli. Encountering Revolution; Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2012. This book examines the effects the Haitian Revolution had on the United States in the late 18th/early 19th centuries.
Bello, Bayyinah. SHEROES of the Haitian Revolution. Baltimore: Thorobred Books, 2019. This illustrated volume highlights the heroism of ten women who were instrumental in the efforts of the Haitian Revolution.
Lawrence, Jacob. Harriet and the Promised Land. New York: Aladdin Paperback edition, 1997. This picture book by Jacob Lawrence includes an introduction written by the author as well as the panels and narration of the series. This book will be a valuable resource in explaining and sharing Lawrence’s style.
Myers, Walter Dean. The Great Migration: An American Story. Paintings by Jacob Lawrence with a poem of Appreciation by Walter Dean Myers. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. This collection of the sixty panels of the Lawrence Migration series, combined with an introduction and including Lawrence’s narration also includes a poem of appreciation written by Walter Dean Myers. This picture book is an excellent resource for this unit.
Myers, Walter Dean. Illustrated by Jacob Lawrence. Toussaint L’ouverture; The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996. This book combines the narrative skills of Walter Dean Myers with the artwork of Jacob Lawrence. A vital resource for this unit.
Sullivan, Charles, editor. Children of Promise: African American Literature and Arts for Young People. New York: Abradale Press, 1991. This book contains of variety of art and literature done by and about African Americans, including paintings by Jacob Lawrence and literature by Langston Hughes and others.