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Haitian Revolution
Part of the Atlantic Revolutions, French Revolutionary Wars, and Napoleonic Wars

Date21 August 1791 – 1 January 1804
(12 years, 4 months, 1 week and 4 days)

Haitian victory

  • French colonial government expelled
  • French presence remains in eastern Hispaniola
  • Massacre of the French
Independent Empire of Haiti established
  • Haitian Revolution St. Dominican Rebels
  • Haitian Revolution Spain (from 1793)
  • Haitian Revolution St. Dominican Royalists
  • Haitian Revolution French Republic
  • Haitian Revolution Louverture Loyalists
  • Haitian Revolution Armée Indigène
  • Haitian Revolution United Kingdom
  • Haitian Revolution Kingdom of France (until 1792)
  • Haitian Revolution French Republic
  • Haitian Revolution Spain (until 1795)
  • Haitian Revolution St. Dominican Royalists
  • Haitian Revolution Rigaud Loyalists
  • Haitian Revolution France
Haitian Revolution Great Britain (1793–1798)
Commanders and leaders
  • Dutty Boukman 
  • Haitian Revolution Haitian Revolution Jean-François Papillon
  • Haitian Revolution Haitian Revolution Georges Biassou
  • Haitian Revolution Haitian Revolution Toussaint Louverture
  • Vincent Ogé Executed
  • Haitian Revolution Paul-Louis Dubuc
  • Haitian Revolution Joaquín Moreno
  • Haitian Revolution Toussaint Louverture
  • Haitian Revolution Toussaint Louverture Surrendered
  • Haitian Revolution Jean-Jacques Dessalines
  • Haitian Revolution Henri Christophe
  • Haitian Revolution Alexandre Pétion
  • Haitian Revolution François Capois
  • Haitian Revolution John Duckworth
  • Haitian Revolution John Loring
  • Haitian Revolution Viscount de Blanchelande  Executed
  • Haitian Revolution Léger-Félicité Sonthonax
  • Haitian Revolution Toussaint Louverture
  • Haitian Revolution André Rigaud
  • Haitian Revolution Alexandre Pétion
  • Haitian Revolution André Rigaud
  • Haitian Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Haitian Revolution Charles Leclerc 
  • Haitian Revolution Vicomte de Rochambeau Surrendered
  • Haitian Revolution Villaret de Joyeuse
Haitian Revolution Thomas Maitland
Casualties and losses
Haitians: 200,000 dead[1]
  • France: 75,000 dead[1]
  • White colonists: 25,000 dead[1]
British: 45,000 dead[1]

The Haitian Revolution (French: révolution haïtienne or French: La guerre de l'indépendance French pronunciation: [ʁevɔlysjɔ̃ a.i.sjɛn]; Haitian Creole: Lagè d Lendependans) was a successful insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign state of Haiti. The revolt began on 22 August 1791,[2] and ended in 1804 with the former colony's independence. It involved black, biracial, French, Spanish, British, and Polish participants—with the ex-slave Toussaint Louverture emerging as Haiti's most prominent general. The revolution was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state which was both free from slavery (though not from forced labour)[3] and ruled by non-whites and former captives.[4] The successful revolution was a defining moment in the history of the Atlantic World[5][6] and the revolution's effects on the institution of slavery were felt throughout the Americas. The end of French rule and the abolition of slavery in the former colony was followed by a successful defense of the freedoms the former slaves had won, and with the collaboration of already free people of color, of their independence from white Europeans.[7][8][9]

Haiti at the beginning of the Haitian revolution in 1791

The revolution was the largest slave uprising since Spartacus' unsuccessful revolt against the Roman Republic nearly 1,900 years earlier,[10] and challenged long-held European beliefs about alleged black inferiority and about slaves' ability to achieve and maintain their own freedom. The rebels' organizational capacity and tenacity under pressure inspired stories that shocked and frightened slave owners in the hemisphere.[11]

Compared to other Atlantic revolutions, the events in Haiti have received comparatively little public attention in retrospect: historian Michel-Rolph Trouillot characterizes the historiography of the Haitian Revolution as being "silenced" by that of the French Revolution.[12][13][14]

  1. ^ a b c d Scheina. Latin America's Wars. Potomac Books. p. 1772.
  2. ^ Adam Hochschild (2005). Bury the Chains. Houghton Mifflin. p. 257.
  3. ^ Ghachem, Malick W.; Danforth, Susan. "The Other Revolution". John Carter Brown Library. Brown University. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  4. ^ Franklin W. Knight (February 2000). "The Haitian Revolution". The American Historical Review. 105 (1): 103–115. doi:10.2307/2652438. JSTOR 2652438.
  5. ^ "Why Haiti should be at the centre of the Age of Revolution – Laurent Dubois". Aeon Essays. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ Joseph, Celucien L. (2012). "'The Haitian Turn': An Appraisal of Recent Literary and Historiographical Works on the Haitian Revolution". Journal of Pan African Studies. 5 (6): 37–55.
  7. ^ Taber, Robert D. (2015). "Navigating Haiti's History: Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution". History Compass. 13 (5): 235–250. doi:10.1111/hic3.12233.
  8. ^ Bongie, Chris (2008). Friends and Enemies: The Scribal Politics of Post/colonial Literature. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-1846311420.
  9. ^ Curtis Comstock, Sandra (2012). Incorporating Comparisons in the Rift: Making Use of Cross-Place Events and Histories in Moments of World Historical Change, a chapter in Anna Amelina, Beyond methodological nationalism: research methodologies for cross-border studies. Taylor and Francis. pp. 183–185. ISBN 978-0-415-89962-8.
  10. ^ Vulliamy, Ed, ed. (28 August 2010). "The 10 best revolutionaries". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  11. ^ Philip James Kaisary (2008). The Literary Impact of the Haitian Revolution, PhD dissertation. University of Warwick. pp. 8–10.
  12. ^ Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History.
  13. ^ Marlene Daut, Tropics of Haiti.
  14. ^ Hoel, 2021-et-la-revolution-francaise.

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