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The Haitian Revolution - Documentary (2009)

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The Haitian Revolution - Documentary (2009)

The Haitian Revolution was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection that took place in the former French colony of Saint-Domingue that lasted from 1791 until 1804. It was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state free from slavery and ruled by non-whites and former captives. The event was a defining moment in the racial histories of the Atlantic World. The legacy of the Revolution was that it challenged long-held beliefs about black inferiority and of the enslaved person's capacity to achieve and maintain freedom. The rebels organizational capacity and tenacity under pressure became the source of stories that shocked and frightened slave owners. What do you think?

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