The revolution in Haiti

The revolution in Haiti

With the onset of the French Revolution of 1789, one of the colonies of France - St. Domingue (now Haiti), turned out to be one of the richest furnishing around two-thirds of overseas trades of France. Despite the fact that St. Domingue was the richest colony, slave resistance started and took an organized form towards the end of the 18th century. Though several resistances came up because of the French Revolution, the slave resistance continued for years and finally an organized slave rebellion took place in 1791. A continuous 12-year resistance finally gave birth to Haiti.

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