Toussant Louverture helped to free Haiti from slavery (until Corporate American figured out how to disguise slavery)

At one time, Haiti (once referred to as Hispanolia and later as Saint Domingue) was an island paradise inhabited by peaceful tribes of humans.  But then it was “discovered” by Explorers, who butchered the tribes and replaced them with African slaves for the purpose of producing money crops for the European conquerors.  In 1791 shortly after the US passed its Constitution and the French started their revolution, some of the slaves of later-Haiti rose up against their white plantation owners, and what began as an “uprising” eventually turned into an all-out revolution.  Rising from this was Louverture, who was born into slavery in the 1740s but demonstrated he was a charismatic leader of the so-called rebels.  WIthin a few years, the former slaves were free French citizens, and fought against the Spanish for control of the territory.  TO BE CONTINUED

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Toussant Louverture helped to free Haiti from slavery (until Corporate American figured out how to disguise slavery)

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