haiti revolution

haiti revolution

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  • The Stand of Two Nations: Life in Haiti
  • Hey John don't you think that these owners treat us poorly?
  • Yea George. We are constantly overworked on these plantations and have no rights. Plus having the french and spanish on one island does not make life easier for a rebellion
  • You filthy animals work harder!!
  • Inspiration for a Revolution
  • Listen up.I heard that there were uprisings in the Colonies and France is it true?
  • Yes. Apparently rebels were able to over power thier governments. Maybe with enough numbers we can do the same.
  • The Uprising
  • You coward don't you dare step on my land!
  • We can end this debauchery once and for all. Fight for your freedom people!
  • How dare you trespass my property you thief!
  • In this photo you can see two fellow slaves talking to each other. They are poorly treated whilst being forced to work on sugar and tobacco plantations. John mentions above that the Spanish and French control the island of Haiti. The two nations split the land and ruled. In the back there is a master yelling at the slaves to work harder. This just shows how the slaves were dehumanized.
  • Haiti Order
  • Welcome Brothers and Sisters. We are now a republic of free people. Our allegiance lies with France but we shall not be subject to slavery. Our constitution will protect our rights.
  • Two runaway slaves discuss the possibility of an uprising getting inspired by the events in France and the American Colonies. It is significant because in reality those events inspired the Haitian Revolution.Furthermore, you can see a slave owner running and screaming for the two runaway slaves.
  • The Attack Back on Haiti
  • Viv La France!
  • Two white slave owners fight amongst themselves. The slaves realize that this is a good opportunity to attack and overthrow the leaders. At the front is Toussaint Louverture. He was the leader of the slave uprising and motivated them. He plays a pivotal role in the uprising and further leads the people after the uprising. Toussaint was a free black planter before the uprising.
  • The Aftermath
  • In the name of the old Negro Spirit. Free at last. Free at last. Almighty god we have freedom!!
  • Toussaint is seen here rallying up people after overthrowing the French forces on the Island. A constitution was written to protect the Haitians. Toussaint established a constitution which pledged allegiance to France but made him the leader of Haiti.
  • The French troops return to Haiti on the order of Napoleon Bonaparte. They return to overtake Haiti. A new leader named Jean-Jacques Dessalines lead the new Haitian Independence Army. This was a struggle that lasted for 15 years and took the lives of 125,000 people.
  • Do not let our blood and sweat go in vain. Protect your freedom. Protect your Kin. Do not let them win?
  • In this photo one can see that the Haitian people are standing together and are singing in the Negro spirit. Many of these Haitians retained their African culture. Furthermore, these people are not working. After the uprising many of the people stopped working and became peasants. This is shown in the picture above.
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