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  • I'm more than just a slave!
  • He learned that he was more than a slave, that he was a human being deserving of dignity.
  • Toussaint L'Overture learns how to read and write and read every book he could get his hands on
  • Wow! These books are amazing
  • Toussaint joined the rebellion early on as a general but did not become the leader of the slave rebellion until 1798. He would come to be known as Toussaint L'Ouverture
  • I agree to retire from public life
  • Napoleon and Toussaint agreed to terms of peace. Napoleon agreed to recognize Haitian independence and Toussaint agreed to retire from public life.
  • I agree to recognize Haitian Independence
  •  When he arrived, the French (at Napoleon's orders) betrayed the safe conduct and arrested him, putting him on a ship headed for France. Napoleon ordered that Toussaint be placed in a prison dungeon in the mountains, and murdered by means of cold, starvation, and neglect.
  • Toussaint died in prison, but others carried on the fight for freedom.
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