Independence or Death: The Haitian Revolution
Africa, Slavery and Empire • 33m
The Haitian Revolution caused a seismic shift in global politics. When a mixture of different groups on the French colony of Saint Domingue rose against the colonists, few expected the rebellion to succeed. However, under the leadership of figures such as Toussaint L'Ouverture, Henry Christophe and Jean-Jacques Dessalines the Haitians became one of the few peoples to not only successfully rebel against their masters, but also to success in retaining control over the colony. This documentary looks into the story of the Haitian Revolution and how its legacy endures to this day. Featuring Professor Marlene Daut and Professor Jean Casimir. Produced by Mark Bowsher and Iris Gibson.
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