Abstract

The New England based, conservative periodical North American Review published two reviews of Haiti, in 1821 and 1829. The reviews were starkly different in content and tone. This essay contextualizes the two reviews, using them as a mirror for the transformation of New England's political elite and its acceptance of the emerging racialist tenets of American nationalism. The essay thus sheds light on our understanding of antebellum nationalism and its nature.

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