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The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti – Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period

John Relly Beard

Abstract

Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743–1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing control of the entire island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture became governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti before officially acknowledging French rule in 1801, when he submitted a newly written constitution to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In response, Bonaparte sent an army to depose L'Ouverture, who was taken prisoner in June of 1 ... More

Keywords: Toussaint L'Ouverture, independence, former slaves, Hispaniola, governor, commander-in-chief, Haiti, French rule, Napoleon Bonaparte

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781469607870
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469607887_Beard

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Relly Beard, author