Slavery In The Haitian Revolution

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Slavery is the result of taking away one’s freedom and humanity by exploiting the individual physically and psychologically to be productive on the plantation. The maximization of profit is of essential goal. Viewed as the largest and most successful revolution of its era, Haiti became the first black Republic in the western hemisphere. The once pearl of the Caribbean consisted of large coffee and sugar plantations turned to blood and fire with its ruling class eliminated and economy ruined. Very few revolution could be compared as the slaves of Saint Dominique took charge of their fate by ruling themselves politically and economic. This stems national pride and black consciousness to the ones who were once classified as property. Now the notion of perseverance flow through their blood stream as blacks are now being able to govern themselves disputing the arguments Kipling (1929), stated “about the white man’s burden”. The Haitian revolution of 1791-1804 deemed the struggle for racial equality, the abolition of slavery and to combat independence. The pearl of the Antilles produced commodities such as mahogany, cacao and indigo, but its main export was that of coffee and sugar respectively. To achieve this status Saint Domingue needed a large labour force that could be satisfied only by black Africans. They predominantly created the largest caste in Saint Domingue out numbering the whites with an estimate to be two third the population (Ott, 1973). The freed people of

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