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Charlton Yingling, Ph.D.

Professor, Researcher, Author

Chaz Yingling is a scholar with wide-ranging research interests. His work has appeared with leading journals and presses in his areas and has received various recognitions.  


His recent books and articles examine revolutions, race, religiosity, the unknown, and interspecies histories, specifically animals' influences upon human societies. His research covers the Americas from the 16th century through the 20th century.

Chaz is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville.

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Siblings of Soil:
Dominicans & Haitians in the Age of Revolutions

Honorable Mention, 2023 Duarte Book Prize
Latin American Studies Association
Haiti & Dominican Republic Section

Austin: University of Texas Press, 2022

Lozano Long Series in Latin American Culture


"Siblings of Soil is an excellent and urgently needed book. It tells the story of the Haitian Revolution and Haitian independence from a new and necessary vantage point (Santo Domingo), while also narrating the reality of Dominican decolonization and Haitian unification. The author situates this layered and complex narrative in the histories of the Spanish Empire, the French Empire, the Haitian Revolution, and Latin American wars for independence, placing it at the crux of multiple historiographies for a broad audience."

- Julia Gaffield, College of William & Mary

"Yingling offers a major contribution to the scholarship on the Age of Revolutions through the lens of the island of Hispaniola. His well-researched and illuminating presentation challenges historical distortions and sheds light on cooperative anticolonial defiance and political and cultural interdependence between Haitians and the Dominicans in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries."

- Michele Reid-Vazquez, University of Pittsburgh

"...Grounded in astonishing archival research that spans Europe, the Caribbean, the United States, and Australia, Siblings of Soil demonstrates how African descendants across Hispaniola collaborated across time to ultimately unify the island under Haiti in 1822. This contribution centers the whole island in the broader historical literature on the Age of Revolutions. It moreover is a poignant reminder of a bygone era of cooperation in the forging of an independent, anti-slavery, and anti-colonial Black state. ...the committee commends Siblings of Soil for its extraordinary research and timely innovation."

- Duarte Book Prize Committee, 2023

"Yingling...masterfully [argues] that the Dominican Republic did not gain independence from but rather separated itself from Haiti. He also provides pertinent examples of Dominican influence on Haiti in its early years and of collaborative efforts between the two 'siblings.' ... Importantly, Yingling locates Santo Domingo in the historiography of the Age of Revolutions. Haiti, at least, has received more recognition in this era given the significance of the Haitian Revolution... This well-researched book incorporates archival material from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, France, Spain...and Vatican City... Highly recommended."


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He spends a lot of time on social media and takes it very seriously.  Follow here!

(Chaz does not use social media, [TikTok, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.] and any accounts with a similar names are not his.)

Please send questions, comments, or conversation starters to:

charlton (dot) yingling (at) louisville (dot) edu


chazyingling (at) gmail (dot) com

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