NON-RESEARCH BASED ARTICLES ABOUT GLOBAL IMPACT

NON-RESEARCH BASED ARTICLES ABOUT GLOBAL IMPACT

In 1791, the first and only successful slave rebellion broke out on the island of Saint Domingue (present day
Haiti). The Haitian Slave rebellion had a global impact that reached beyond the island. Some of these effects
included loss of land and resources for the colonial French empire, increased concern of future slave rebellions in
the United States, and the spread of ideas of abolition and emancipation worldwide.
The French colony of Saint Domingue (colonized in 1665) was one of the wealthiest French colonies in the
world. In 1780, the colony grew two-fifths of the world’s sugar and produced large quantities of coffee (Knight,
107).

Douglas Egerton on the Haitian Revolution, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and Jefferson

Q: What was the impact of the Haitian Revolution on Americans, black and white? How did Americans percieve Toussaint? What did Jefferson think about Haiti?

 

A: All of the American newspapers covered events in Saint Domingue, in a great deal of detail. All Americans understood what was happening there. It wasn't that the revolution in Saint Domingue taught mainland slaves to be rebellious or to resist their bondage. They had always done so, typically as individuals who stole themselves and ran away sometimes in small groups who tried to get to the frontier and build maroon colonies and rebuild African societies.

The Impact of the Haitian Revolution

Impact On France 
Saint domingue was France's most Profitable colony and produced 60% of the coffee in the world and 40 % of the Sugar Worldwide. The revenues loss was tremendous, accompanied by loss of life and territories ( including Louisiana).  Bonaparte relentless attempts to regain control in Haiti and the 21 billion imposed on Haiti as compensation for the loss of slaves and other property seem to confirm it.  The greatest loss was the sense of invincibility that French armies inspired around the world and loosing to undisciplined illeterates finally took care of that.

The Haitian Revolution Global Impact

The French Revolution of 1789 not only propelled all of Europe into a war, but also touched off slave uprisings in the Caribbean. On Saint Domingue, the free people of color began the chain of rebellion when French planters would not grant them citizenship as decreed by the National Assembly of France in its "Declaration of the Rights of Man."

Sheller on Geggus, The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World

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David P. Geggus, ed. _The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World_. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001. 256 pp. Index. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 1-570-03416-8.

THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF HAITI’S CONTRIBU- TION TO THE ABOLITION OF THE TRANS- ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND TO THE EMAN- CIPATION PROCESS

On January 1st 1804, President Jean Jacques Dessalines declared the new Republic of Haiti to be free and independent, thereby com- pleting the process which be- gan on August 22nd 1791. At that point in time Haiti became the second free republic in the Western Hemisphere and the very first Black Republic in the Western Hemisphere to be governed by Africans who

were previously subjected to the inhumane system of chat-
tel slavery and who were able to successfully liberate them- selves from those shackles and declare themselves inde- pendent.

Global effects of the Haitian Slave rebellion

Sixth Grade
United States History to 1865


SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH


1. Primary Investigative Question(s) –What were the causes of the Haitian Slave rebellion? What were the global effects of this rebellion?

2. Contextual Essay:
In 1791, the first and only successful slave rebellion broke out on the island of Saint Domingue (present day
Haiti). The Haitian Slave rebellion had a global impact that reached beyond the island. Some of these effects
included loss of land and resources for the colonial French empire, increased concern of future slave rebellions in
the United States, and the spread of ideas of abolition and emancipation worldwide.
The French colony of Saint Domingue (colonized in 1665) was one of the wealthiest French colonies in the
world. In 1780, the colony grew two-fifths of the world’s sugar and produced large quantities of coffee (Knight,
107).

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