Black History Month | Department of History

Black History Month

Event Information
Event Date: 
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 12:00

Sabine Cadeau is Associate Professor of Latin
American and Caribbean History at McGill
University. Her research and teaching interests
include the early modern Atlantic World as well as
modern Latin American and Caribbean history. Her first
book, More Than a Massacre: Racial Violence and
Citizenship in the Haitian-Dominican Borderlands was
published by the University of Cambridge Press Afro-
Latin America series. The book traces a successively
worsening campaign of explicitly racialized anti-Haitian
repression that began in 1919 under the American
occupiers, then accelerated in 1930 with the rise of
Trujillo, and culminated in 1937 with the slaughter of an
estimated twenty thousand civilians. More than a
Massacre reframes the 1937 Haitian Massacre as a
genocide and demonstrates the importance of this
event for understanding statelessness and citizenship in
the twentieth century. In 2023 More than a Massacre
was awarded the Latin American Studies Association's
Bryce Wood Book Award and the Raphael Lemkin Book
Award from the Institute for the Study of Genocide.