Toussaint L'Ouverture was a self-educated slave that later became a leader who brought independence to Haiti. He was fortunate in having a liberal master who had him trained as a house servant and allowed him to learn to read and write .
No more slavery!
There were massive slave revolts in Saint Dominique and Toussaint became the leader of the slave rebellion.
They should just surrender!
He fought the French successfully and invaded the Spanish and the British.
Toussaint won seven battles in seven days, even though he had no military training.
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