Frances Bell

Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Dissertation Title:
In a State of Flight’: The Struggle for Freedom in the Haitian Diaspora, 1791-1830

Between 1791 and 1810, hundreds of individuals were taken as slaves from revolutionary Haiti to the U.S. by enslavers fleeing the revolution. By tracing their journeys, family and community ties, and interactions with the law, this dissertation examines the struggles of diasporic Haitians for freedom in the age of emancipation.


The College of William & Mary