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.