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Toussaint L'Ouverture

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Simmonds,Yussuf J. (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Feb 4-Feb 10, 2010
Published:
Los Angeles, Calif., United States, Los Angeles, Calif.
ISBN:
08904340
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, United States, Blacks, Haiti, General Interest Periodicals, L Ouverture, Toussaint
Notes:
According to colonial records, he was granted his freedom, given 13 slaves and 15 acres of land and allowed to grow coffee and sugar cane, as a surrogate plantation owner. When this declaration of the rights of all men was denied to the slave population, they revolted and in 1791, the rebellion swept the northern part of the island like a massive tidal wave.