Slaves initiated the rebellion in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. 

In the 18th century, Saint Dominigue, as Haiti was then known, became France's wealthiest overseas colony, largely because of its production of sugar, coffee, indigo, and cotton generated by an enslaved labor force.  When the French revolution broke out in 1789 there were five distinct sets of interest groups in the colony. There were white planters -- who owned the plantations and the slaves -- and petit blancs, who were artisans, shop keepers and teachers.  Some of them also owned a few slaves.  Together they numbered 40,000 of the colony’s residents.  Many of the whites on Saint Dominigue began to support an independence movement that began when France imposed steep tariffs on the items imported into the colony.  

Black History Month Myth: Haiti’s “African Spartacus.”

After the earthquake in Haiti PBS, the taxpayer financed left-wing propaganda machine, began re-airing documentaries on Haiti that bring out the typical condescending white liberal Negrophile liberal arts professors.


One of the outlandish tales being told is of the great “African Spartacus.” These condescending whites proudly boast that Haiti would be a great nation today if Toussaint hadn’t been “exiled and replaced by a series of despots.”

A Second Slave Rebellion in Haiti: What's the Worth of a Haitian Child? Part III

One of the many effects of poverty in Haiti is that desperate parents regularly give away their children in the hope that the new family will feed and educate the children better than they themselves can. Instead, the children usually end up as child slaves, or restavèk. In a country which overthrew slavery in 1804, today anywhere from 225,000 to 300,000 children live in forced servitude.[1] They work from before sunup to after sundown, are often sexually and physically abused, and usually go underfed and uneducated. (For more information, see "Slavery in Haiti, Again.")

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