How did enslaved people in Saint-Domingue lead a successful revolution?
Second edition. September 2018.
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In the late eighteenth century, enslaved people in Saint-Domingue, the French colony that became Haiti, rose up against colonial rulers and gained their freedom and independence. Haiti became the first fully free society in the Atlantic world by abolishing slavery. It also became the second independent nation in the Americas (after the United States). Understanding the Haitian Revolution is crucial to understanding the course of world history and the history of the Americas. It is also essential to understanding Haiti today. The unit is divided into three parts. Each part includes:
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