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Slave Rebellion in Saint Domingue, Toussaint L.Ouverture and Jean Jacques Dessalines

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Slave Rebellion in Saint Domingue, Toussaint L.Ouverture and Jean Jacques Dessalines

Picture of Toussaint L.Ouverture and Jean Jacques Dessalines

A very short and simple history of Haitian Revolution is that it started in 1791 with an organize slave rebellion and ended in 1803 with the French Colony called St. Domingue turning into the first ever independent black nation called the Republic of Haiti. This is very true but the slave rebellion was not the only rebellion. There were in fact different revolutions that occurred simultaneously because of the French Revolution which started in 1789 in Paris. These included - Planters' move towards independence, the People of Color's revolution and the 1791's slave uprising.

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