The Haitian Revolution, 1789-1804

Haiti, Print, 1

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Thomas O. Ott

July 6, 1987

 

University Tennessee Press

The Haitian Revolution has often been described as the largest and most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere.  Slaves initiated the rebellion in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony.  The Haitian Revolution, however, was much more complex, consisting of several revolutions going on simultaneously. These revolutions were influenced by the French revolution of 1789, which would come to represent a new concept of human rights, universal citizenship, and participation in government. - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/gah/haitian-revolution-1791-1804#sthash.KWuDRTNB.dpuf

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