The Code Noir was a decree issued by France’s King Louis XIV in 1685 which defined the conditions of slavery in the French empire
Jean Baptiste du Tertre was a French friar and botanist who traveled the the French Caribbean as a missionary from 1640-1658. His narrative describes Saint-Domingue, particularly the native Caribs.
Moreau de Saint-Méry’s work describes in great detail life in Saint-Domingue on the eve of the Haitian Revolution.
This website provides full on-line access to runaway slave advertisements from Saint-Domingue’s major colonial newspaper. You can browse through the texts, which can also be searched by keyword.
Report addressed to “His Excellency the Minister of Finances” that presents a table of settlements made during the year 1828 by the committee charged with distributing the compensation attributed to former colonists of Saint-Domingue.