Toussaint L’Ouverture

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Title

Toussaint L’Ouverture

Description

A slave inspired by the French Revolution’s egalitarianism, Toussaint saw himself as French and struggled for French control of the island of Saint Domingue. Nonetheless, he had no intention of letting whites rule, for he wanted blacks to control their own destinies. By 1801 he had conquered the entire island for France and for his fellow slaves. His personal success would not last beyond the next year.

Creator

I. Barlow (engraver)

Source

Internet Archive

Date

1805

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/224/|Marcus Rainsford, <em>An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti</em> (London: J. Cundee, 1805), 241.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Identifier

224

Original Format

Engraving

Tags

Citation

I. Barlow (engraver), “Toussaint L’Ouverture,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 26, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/228.