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TOUSSAINT L'OUVERTURE: Leader of the Haitian Revolution

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Taylor,Erica (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
2010-02-05
Published:
Indianapolis, IN
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, United States, Blacks, Haiti, Slavery, Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803, Leadership, Revolution (Haiti : 1791-1804), Biographies, Abolition
Notes:
He was born a slave. He was called a genius of the rebellion. He was an 18th century rebel named Toussaint Breda, also known as Toussaint L'Ouverture, and he led the Haitian Revolution to abolish slavery. By the way, translated, L'Ouverture means "the opening."