Haitian Revolution Effects

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The Haitian revolution was triggered by the desire for Haitian blacks and multi-racial people to be treated with respect and decorum and the cruelty faced by slaves. The Haitians took pattern from the French in carrying out there revolts. The successful revolts from the French inspired the free people of color and the enslaved Haitians to revolt against the systems which treated them unfairly, this revolt led to represent a new notion of human rights, partaking in government, and universal nationality. In the 18th century, Haiti as we know it, was France 's wealthiest overseas colony, solely because of its production of coffee, sugar, indigo, and cotton produced by an enslaved labor force.
Before the revolution occurred, Haiti had three classes
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The most significant impact in the Caribbean was France’s loss of St. Domingue now known as Haiti, its most profitable colony and the site of a massive investment in sugar cultivation, processing and export. When France erupted into revolution in 1789, St. Domingue had an overwhelming majority population of enslaved and free Africans. There were only slightly more than 40,000 whites on the French part of the island, in contrast to more than 440,000 black slaves and some 26,000 blacks and mulattos (Knight 1978:149-152). In liberating one of the largest slave population in the western hemisphere, the revolt in what will become Haiti also had significance throughout the slave holding area of the Americas, including the southern United…show more content…
L’ouverture himself did not survive the rebellion; he was captured and imprisoned in France, where he died. By 1804, however, with France shifting back to empire under Napoleon and departing from its revolutionary ideology, Dessalines had firm control not only to Haiti but also briefly of the rest of the island. Although slavery remained a viable institution in the Spanish Caribbean for another eight decades, the Haitian revolution was a vivid reminder of the potential for change.
Even where major slave revolts did not occur, the resistance to slavery remain a constant fact of life in the slave communities. In most of the slave colonies, the existence of communities of escaped slaves or maroons, vividly reminded colonial authorities of the resistance to slavery that was always just below the surface, even in times of relative stability. There were large and well established colonies of escaped slaves in the interior mountainous regions of Jamaica, as there were in the less accessible interiors of that St. Domingue and Eastern
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