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slaves outnumber the dominant whites
It was a combined slave rebellion and anti-colonial uprising. By 1800, L'Ouverture and his army had eliminated their opponents and taken control of the colony.
After Napoleon gained power in France, hesent a french force to the colony to suppress the revolt.
Mulattos joined with blacks leaders to defeat the french troops in 1804, declaring their independence from France and massacring thousands of french colonial administrators and their families.
They founded the first black republic in modern day history, which they renamed Haiti.
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