|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 6653.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||76|
Toussaint Louverture led a successful slave revolt and emancipated the slaves in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (Haiti). A formidable military leader, he turned the colony into a country governed by former black slaves as a nominal French protectorate and made himself ruler of the entire island of Hispaniola. Toussaint L'Ouverture was a leader of the Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution. Explore the insurgent life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, Haitian . Toussaint Louverture — A portrait of Toussaint Louverture on horseback. Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution inspired millions of free and enslaved people of African descent to seek freedom and equality throughout the Atlantic int and other black leaders of Saint-Domingue helped to lead the only Atlantic slave society which successfully defeated its oppressors. The Life and Military First edition of the first biography of Toussaint Louverture published in the United States, appearing just a year after his death. The anonymous author, likely an American, had at least a slight personal acquaintance with Louverture, feeling indebted to him, as he states, for the kindness he “received from him.
All these works, however, were exceeded in factual inaccuracy and in prejudice by a somewhat longer and anonymous Life and Military Achievements of Tousant Loverture, published in Baltimore or Philadelphia in Apparently the work of an exceedingly pompous British merchant, it remains deservedly ignored. But at the end of the 18th century a self-educated slave with no military training drove Napoleon out of Haiti and led his country to independence. Toussaint L'Ouverture The remarkable leader of this slave revolt was Toussaint Breda (later called Toussaint L'Ouverture, and sometimes the “black Napoleon”). Known to his contemporaries as “The Black Napoleon,” Toussaint L’Ouverture was a former slave who rose to become the leader of the only successful slave revolt in modern history that created an independent state, the Haitian Revolution. Born into slavery on in the French colony of Saint Dominque, L’Ouverture was the eldest son of Gaou Guinon, an African prince who was. Little is known about François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture before his role in the Haitian Revolution. According to Philippe Girard's "Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life," his family came from the Allada kingdom of West father Hippolyte, or Gaou Guinou, was an aristocrat, but around , the Dahomey Empire, another West African kingdom in what is now Benin, captured his Author: Nadra Kareem Nittle.
The Life and military achievements of Tousant Loverture late general in chief of the armies of St. Domingo, from the year to the arrival of General Le Clerc, brother in law to Buonaparte, first consul of the French Republic: with an impartial account of his political conduct during and subsequent to that period, diversified with a variety of circumstances interesting to the citizens of. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. "Toussaint Louverture" (Pantheon, pages, $27) is a beautifully composed discourse on a revolutionary world, a work in a class all its own. Madison Smart Bell's sentences seem suffused with the steamy intrigue and violence of Saint Domingue, the French name for 18th century Haiti/5. Gros, whose early captivity narrative publishers printed in both Paris and Baltimore, described his fear of execution and his rescue by ``Toussaint, of Breda,'' who ``braving all danger, attempted to save us.''32 The anonymous author of The Life and Military Achievements of Tousant Loverture, which publishers printed twice in the same year.