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Updated: 2/19/2020
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  • A few months later, the French invited Toussaint to come to a negotiating meeting with full safe conduct. When he arrived, the French (at Napoleon's orders) betrayed the safe conduct and arrested him, putting him on a ship headed for France.
  • . Toussaint L'Ouverture the Slave who Defeated Napoleon .
  • When a sudden slave revolt began in the northern province (August 1791) and soon spread to encompass thousands of slaves across the colony, Toussaint was at first uncommitted. After hesitating a few weeks, he helped his former master escape and then joined the black forces who were burning plantations and killing many Europeans and mulattoes
  • Toussaint Louverture was a former Haitian slave who led the only successful slave revolt in modern history.
  • By 1803 Napoleon was ready to get Haiti off his back: he and Toussaint agreed to terms of peace.
  • Napoleon was one of the greatest generals who ever lived.
  • Years later....
  • Toussaint died in prison, but others carried on the fight for freedom.
  • Napoleon lost his rule and died in prison. Haiti remained free.
  • "What goes around come around."