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8545: Question on NY Times Essay on War of Independence: Slavin (fwd)

From: pslavin@unicefusa.org

Re Thomas Bender's essay in Sunday's Times' "Week in Review" section, "The Age 
of Revolution: Founding Fathers Dreamed of Uprisings," (and hats off to the 
Times for publishing it) Benders writes that diplomatic relations were 
established between Haiti and the US in 1862 --  it was my understanding 
relations were formalized after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on 
January 1, 1863. Do the historians on the list refer to the New Year's Day or 
New Year's Eve date?

Also, does anyone on the list know if in David McCullough's, "John Adams,"  
does he write about the Haiti policies of Presidents Adams 
and Jefferson?

Lastly,  "All over but the Shoutin", the 1998(or so) memoir of Times 
correspondent  Rick Bragg, includes two chapters on Haiti. 
I read them recently  -- did not know that his book included Haiti passages.


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