A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 27, 2011 - History - 216 pages
This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti’s independence in 1804.
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abolished abolition of slavery African Alexandre Pétion American André Rigaud army arrived Assembly Assembly’s August Biassou black leader black population black slaves Bois Caïman Boyer British Cap Français Caribbean Christophe cited in Popkin Civil Commission claimed colony’s commanders conflict constitution country’s decree defeat defend Descourtilz Dessalines Dessalines’s emancipation European Facing Racial Revolution fighting forces former slaves France France’s free colored freedom French colony French government French Revolution Haiti Haitian independence Haitian Revolution Haitian Uprising Hédouville insurgents insurrection island Jean-François Jean-Jacques Dessalines Jeremy Julien Raimond labor Laveaux Leclerc Léger-Félicité Sonthonax Louverture’s military mixed-race Moïse movement Napoleon National noir North officials Paris Pétion plantation-owners plantations political Port-au-Prince proclamation Republic republican resistance revolutionary rival Saint Saint-Domingue Santo Domingo slave uprising slaveowners society soldiers Sonthonax and Polverel South Province Spanish struggle sugar territory tion Toussaint Louverture troops United vodou white colonists women