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Dayan, Colin

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Colin Dayan is Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, an expert in literary, legal and religious studies of the Americas, and author of A Rainbow for the Christian West: Rene Depestre 's Poetry (1977); Fables of Mind: An Inquiry into Poe's Fiction (1987); Haiti, History, and the Gods (1995) and, most recently, The Law is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons (2011).

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International Conference, 1804 & Its Afterlives

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In 1804 Haiti became the first black-led republic in the world and the first independent nation...

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