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The Haitian Revolution can seem at times like a tangled thicket of stories, motives, characters, and events.  To get the lay of the land, we suggest you start here, with these links to the essential characters and events of the period.  Note that you might find the [[Timeline_of_Events_in_Haitian_Revolutionary_History|Timeline]] a useful resource as you read.  Also check out the [[List of Books]] for in-depth resources.
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[[image:saint_domingue_battle.jpg|right|thumb|300px|Battle scene of the Haitian revolutionary war as imagined by the painter Suchodolski.]] The Haitian Revolution can seem at times like a tangled thicket of stories, motives, characters, and events.  To get the lay of the land, we suggest you start here, with these links to the essential characters and events of the period.  Note that you might find the [[Timeline_of_Events_in_Haitian_Revolutionary_History|Timeline]] a useful resource as you read.  Also check out the [[List of Books]] for in-depth resources.
  
 
'''Overview...'''
 
'''Overview...'''
: Start with [[An Overview of the Haitian Revolution]] to get the satellite picture of the period.
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: Start with '''[[An Overview of the Haitian Revolution]]''' to get the satellite picture of the period.
  
 
'''Read about the major figures of the revolution...'''
 
'''Read about the major figures of the revolution...'''
: [[Toussaint Louverture]], this former slave became the leading general and statesman of the revolution.
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: '''[[Toussaint Louverture]]''', this former [[slave]] became the leading general and statesman of the revolution.
: [[Léger Félicité Sonthonax]], a French Commissioner who freed 15,000 slaves in [[1793]].
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: '''[[Léger Félicité Sonthonax]]''', a French Commissioner who freed 15,000 slaves in [[1793]].
: [[Comte de Laveaux]], French Governor-General of Saint-Domingue, a close friend of Toussaint.
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: '''[[Comte de Laveaux]]''', French Governor-General of [[Saint-Domingue]], a close friend of Toussaint.
: [[Jean Jacques Dessalines]], a general in the rebel army, he would become the first leader of Haiti.
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: '''[[Jean Jacques Dessalines]]''', a general in the rebel army, he would become the first leader of [[Haiti]].
: [[Henry Christophe]], rebel general, he would later become Emperor of Haiti.
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: '''[[Henry Christophe]]''', rebel general, he would later become Emperor of Haiti.
: [[André Rigaud]], leader of the Mulattos during the rebellion.
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: '''[[André Rigaud]]''', leader of the [[mulattos]] during the rebellion.
: [[Charles Victor Emmanuel Leclerc]], Napoleon's brother-in-law, leader of the expedition to retake Saint-Domingue and re-institute slavery.
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: '''[[Charles Victor Emmanuel Leclerc]]''', [[Napoléon Bonaparte]]'s brother-in-law, leader of the expedition to retake Saint-Domingue and re-institute slavery.
  
 
'''Continue with major events of the revolution...'''
 
'''Continue with major events of the revolution...'''
: [[The Boukman Rebellion]]
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: '''[[The Boukman Rebellion]]'''
: [[Rise of Toussaint]]
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: '''[[Rise of Toussaint]]'''
: [[Toussaint's Volte Face]]
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: '''[[Toussaint's Volte Face]]'''
: [[Toussaint's Constitution|Toussaint's 1801 Constitution]]
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: '''[[Toussaint's Constitution|Toussaint's 1801 Constitution]]'''
: [[Leclerc's Secret Orders]]
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: '''[[Leclerc's Secret Orders]]'''
: [[Haitian Independence]]
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: '''[[Haitian Independence]]'''
  
 
'''Finish with such perspectives as...'''
 
'''Finish with such perspectives as...'''
: [[The Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase]]
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: '''[[The Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase]]
: [[Haiti and America during the Quasi War]]
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: '''[[Quasi War|Haiti and America during the Quasi War]]'''
: Haiti's impact on the Atlantic and the Caribbean
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: '''Haiti's impact on the Atlantic and the Caribbean'''
: The legacy of the revolution
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: '''The legacy of the revolution'''
: [[Common Misconceptions about the Revolution]]
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: '''[[Common Misconceptions about the Revolution]]'''
  
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[:Category:Who's Who]]
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*Categories:
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** [[:Category:Glossary]] - A glossary of words used on The Louverture Project.
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** [[:Category:Who's Who]] - A complete list of people referenced at The Louverture Project.
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** [[:Category: Dates of the Haitian Revolution]] - Important dates of the Haitian Revolution.
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*Lists:
 
* [[List of Historical Documents]]
 
* [[List of Historical Documents]]
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* [[List of Rulers]]<br>
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* [[An Overview of the Haitian Revolution]]
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[[Category: Haitian Revolution Introduction|Primer, A Haitian Revolution]]

Latest revision as of 20:27, 25 August 2007

Battle scene of the Haitian revolutionary war as imagined by the painter Suchodolski.
The Haitian Revolution can seem at times like a tangled thicket of stories, motives, characters, and events. To get the lay of the land, we suggest you start here, with these links to the essential characters and events of the period. Note that you might find the Timeline a useful resource as you read. Also check out the List of Books for in-depth resources.

Overview...

Start with An Overview of the Haitian Revolution to get the satellite picture of the period.

Read about the major figures of the revolution...

Toussaint Louverture, this former slave became the leading general and statesman of the revolution.
Léger Félicité Sonthonax, a French Commissioner who freed 15,000 slaves in 1793.
Comte de Laveaux, French Governor-General of Saint-Domingue, a close friend of Toussaint.
Jean Jacques Dessalines, a general in the rebel army, he would become the first leader of Haiti.
Henry Christophe, rebel general, he would later become Emperor of Haiti.
André Rigaud, leader of the mulattos during the rebellion.
Charles Victor Emmanuel Leclerc, Napoléon Bonaparte's brother-in-law, leader of the expedition to retake Saint-Domingue and re-institute slavery.

Continue with major events of the revolution...

The Boukman Rebellion
Rise of Toussaint
Toussaint's Volte Face
Toussaint's 1801 Constitution
Leclerc's Secret Orders
Haitian Independence

Finish with such perspectives as...

The Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase
Haiti and America during the Quasi War
Haiti's impact on the Atlantic and the Caribbean
The legacy of the revolution
Common Misconceptions about the Revolution


See also