The curriculum The Haitian Revolution explores the development of the American colonial world and one of the greatest wealth-producing colonies in world history. Students consider the different groups involved in the conflict, draw connections between events in Europe and the Americas, and reflect on the legacies of the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world.
Videos for Readings: The videos below follow the outline of the printed curriculum unit. The headings correspond to the headings in the student readings.
Videos for Lessons accompany lessons in the teacher's guide of the printed curriculum unit.
Scholars Online: Videos for Readings
The Haitian Revolution
Introduction: A Free Haiti
Part I: The Creation of Saint-Domingue
The Tainos of Hispaniola
Life in Saint-Domingue
Part II: Revolution in Saint-Domingue
The French Revolution
Revolt in the North
Europe in Saint-Domingue
“Liberty and Equality to Reign in Saint-Domingue”
Part III: Haitian Independence
The War for Independence
Haiti After the Revolution
The Legacies of the Haitian Revolution