John Garrigus

Associate Professor

Garrigus Jan. 2013

Department of History

Box 19529

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington TX 76019-0529

UTA History Office: (817) 272-2861

UTA Research Profile

Google Scholar Profile


Current projects:

Teaching about the Haitian Revolution

Order examination copies of  Laurent Dubois and John Garrigus, eds. Slave Revolution in the Caribbean (Bedford St. Martins, 2006).

For recent historiography on the Francophone Caribbean:   

Historical maps of Saint-Domingue/Haiti at the University of Florida.

Work in progress: a gallery of images of Saint-Domingue for teaching.

Additional primary documents:

March 3, 1792 "Extract of an original letter, written from the insular West Indies"

March 14, 1792 "Mulattoes of St. Domingo"

March 14, 1792 "Address from M. Gregory to the Colored Citizens and Free Negroes of the French Islands in America"

Garrigus, White Jacobins/Black Jacobins: Bringing the Haitian and French Revolutions Together in the Classroom, French Historical Studies, 2000, 23(2): 259-275.

 My 1999 photos of Haiti

Postcard views of Haiti


Fall 2015
HIST5349: Introduction to Transatlantic History

Spring 2015
HIST4369: The Caribbean

Fall 2014
HIST4366: Colonial Latin America
On-line at
HIST5311: The French Atlantic, 1500-1848

Summer 2014
HIST2302: World History II
On-line at
HIST4366: Colonial Latin America
On-line at

Spring 2014
HIST6303: Age of Atlantic Revolutions
HIST4369: The Caribbean

Fall 2013
HIST2302: World History II
On-line class
HIST5349: Introduction to Transatlantic History
For MA and PhD students

Summer 2013
HIST2302: World History II
On-line class

Spring 2013
HIST4369: The Caribbean
HIST5313: The Caribbean From Columbus to Castro
For MA and PhD students

Fall 2012
HIST2302: World History II
On-line class
HIST5349: Introduction to Transatlantic History
For MA and PhD students

Summer 2012
HIST4366: Latin America: Origins Through Independence
On-line class

Spring 2012 
HIST4369: The Caribbean
HIST6321: Seminar on Atlantic History Before 1800

Fall 2011
First Year Seminar, HIST1300: Drinking in World History
HIST6301: Colloquium on Exploration and Cartography in the Atlantic World


What I Write

Complete CV [pdf] (August 2015)

Article: "Vincent Ogé Jeune (1757–91): Social Class and Free Colored Mobilization on the Eve of the Haitian Revolution," Americas 68 (July 2011): 33-62.
DOI: 10.1353/tam.2011.0078

Cover of paperback edition of Before Haiti

In December 2010, Before Haiti became available in a paperback edition

John Garrigus and Christopher Morris, eds, Assumed identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World (Texas A&M University Press, 2010)

 “'To establish a community of property': Marriage and race before and during the Haitian Revolution,” Journal of the History of the Family 12, no. 2 (2007): 142-152.

"Opportunist or Patriot?: Julien Raimond (1744-1801) and the Haitian Revolution,"
Slavery &Abolition
28 (2007): 1-21.

Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue
(Palgrave MacMillan,  June 2006)
Awarded the 2007 Gilbert Chinard Prize by the Society for French Historical Studies.

Introduction to La Mulâtre ou la femme comme il y a beaucoup de blanches (L'Harmattan, March 2007), an anonymous epistolary novel set in 1770s Saint-Domingue, and published in Paris on the eve of Haitian independence.

Garrigus, older articles for download [pdf versions]

  Last updated on: 9 /02/2015