Night of Fire: The Black Napoleon and the Battle for Haiti

Haiti, Print, 1

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Martin Ros

August 1993




The largest, and only successful, slave revolt in history took place in Haiti shortly after the French Revolution. First organized by a voodoo priest, the rebellion soon came under the leadership of an educated, Catholic slave named Toussaint Louverture -- a man of such military and political skill that he was referred to by contemporaries as the "Black Napoleon".



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