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==Welcome to '''The Louverture Project,''' a free Haitian history resource==
 
==Welcome to '''The Louverture Project,''' a free Haitian history resource==
-- [[Why The Louverture Project]]?  -- [[How can I help]]? --
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=====''Revolutionizing the study of history through open access and community participation.''=====
 
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<div style="text-align:center">Get the lay of the land with: <big>'''[[A Haitian Revolution Primer]]'''</big></div>
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<div style="text-align:center">''First-time visitors, please read the sidebar below, then click [[Help:Contents|Help]].''
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===Browse The Louverture Project by Category===
 
===Browse The Louverture Project by Category===
 
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===About The Louverture Project===
 
===About The Louverture Project===
The Louverture Project (TLP) collects and promotes knowledge, analysis, and understanding of the Haitian revolution of 1789&ndash;1804.  TLP runs on MediaWiki software, the same software which powers [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], the free online encyclopedia.  Like Wikipedia, TLP is built and maintained by a community of users, all of whom have access to and responsibility for editing the '''{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}''' pages (and growing) which currently make up the project.
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The Louverture Project (TLP) collects and promotes knowledge, analysis, and understanding of the Haitian revolution of [[1791]]&ndash;[[1804]]This unique history project follows the example of [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], the free online encyclopedia, and is committed to creating a vast, accessible, and useful [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_content open content] resource.  Like Wikipedia, The Louverture Project is built and maintained by a community of users, all of whom have access to and responsibility for editing the '''{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}''' pages (and growing) currently online.
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To put it simply, '''anything you read here, you can edit.  Anything you think should be added, you can add.'''  The success of The Louverture Project depends entirely on your participation.  Please see the [[Help:Contents|Help]] pages for more about how to use this site effectively.
  
Simply put, you can edit anything you see here, and the success of The Louverture Project depends on how you participate.
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'''''Note:'''The information on The Louverture Project is under constant development.  By the nature of the project the validity of the information presented here cannot be guaranteed.  That said, providing accurate information is an explicit aim of the site, so if you see something that's in error, please correct it.  Or, see the [[TLP:Community_Portal|Community Portal]] page to contact the site editor.''
  
A unique feature of The Louverture Project is the development of a historical narrative to accompany the encyclopedic collection of facts on the site.  ''The Revolution Will Be Forgotten'' is a work in progress, a popular history of the events of 1789&ndash;1804 and their effects on the world at large.  Readers of the online narrative will have the freedom to read the text on its own, or to explore the ideas, concepts, and facts referenced in the text in varying levels of detail.  Of course, TLP will also function as a fully-searchable online resource for a wide range of Haiti-related historical material.
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One proposed feature of The Louverture Project is the development of a historical narrative to provide context for the encyclopedic collection of facts on the site.  ''The Revolution Will Be Forgotten'' is a work in progress, a popular history of the events of 1791&ndash;1804 and their effects on the world at large.  Readers of the online narrative will have the freedom to read the text on its own, or to explore the ideas, concepts, and facts referenced in the text in varying levels of detail.  Of course, TLP will also function as a fully-searchable online resource for a wide range of Haiti-related historical material.
  
 
Though we're starting out with a focus on the Revolutionary Period of Haitian history, it's not easy to tell exactly when &ndash; or if &ndash; the effects of that revolution ended.  Therefore, the scope of the site is bound to expand as more contributors come online.  Be bold in adding to and editing the site.  Let it be ''l'ouverture'' &ndash; the opening &ndash; to knowledge and understanding of a fascinating, important, and too-long ignored piece of world history.
 
Though we're starting out with a focus on the Revolutionary Period of Haitian history, it's not easy to tell exactly when &ndash; or if &ndash; the effects of that revolution ended.  Therefore, the scope of the site is bound to expand as more contributors come online.  Be bold in adding to and editing the site.  Let it be ''l'ouverture'' &ndash; the opening &ndash; to knowledge and understanding of a fascinating, important, and too-long ignored piece of world history.
  
--[[User:Stumax|Stumax]] 12:58, 7 Aug 2004 (PDT)
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--[[User:Stumax|Stumax]] 12:03, 11 February 2006 (PST)
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===Online source material===
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[[image:ravin_a_couleuvres_battle.jpg|right|thumb|350px|The [[Battle of Ravine-à-Couleuvres]]]]
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* [[Le Code Noir]] slavery decree passed by King Louis XIV of France in 1689.
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* [[Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen]] adopted in France in 1789.
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* [[Toussaint letter to Biassou during Boukman Rebellion]]
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* [[Sonthonax Broadside (1793)]]
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* [[General Whyte's Proclamation to the People of Saint-Domingue]]
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* [[Toussaint dialogue with Léger Félicité Sonthonax (1797)]]
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* Text of [[Constitution_of_1801_%28English%29|Toussaint's Constitution (English)]].
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* Text of [[Constitution_of_1801_%28French%29|Toussaint's Constitution (French)]].
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* [[Toussaint letter to Napoléon on the 1801 Constitution]]
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* [[Tobias Lear letter to James Madison]] reporting on a meeting with Toussaint and Christophe.
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* [[Toussaint Louverture's 'Dictatorial Proclamation' (1801)|Toussaint Louverture's 1801 proclamation]]
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* [[Letter by the French Minister of the Marine to the Fort de Joux Commandant (1802)]]
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* [[Toussaint letter to Napoléon from Fort de Joux (1802)]]
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* [[Memoir of Toussaint Louverture, Written by Himself]]
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* [[Leclerc Saint-Domingue proclamation (1802)]]
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* Letters regarding Saint-Domingue from the US Naval archives ''(coming soon!)''.
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* [[Toussaint Louverture letter to Jean-Jacques Dessalines|T. Louverture letter to Dessalines]] - 1802 Letter asking [[Jean-Jacques Dessalines]] to burn down Port-au-Prince<br>
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<big>and more...</big>
 
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===Read the Online Narrative===
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===Help develop the online narrative===
  
<b><font style="font-size:140%" color=#003366 >The Revolution Will Be Forgotten</font></b><br/>
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[[image:jean_jacques_dessalines_II.jpg|right|thumb|180px|Portrait of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.]]<b><font style="font-size:140%" color=#003366 >The Revolution Will Be Forgotten</font></b><br/>
 
<font color=#003366 >'''''Everything you don't know about the World's Greatest Revolution... and why you should care.'''''<br/>
 
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A history of the Haitian Revolution of 1789&ndash;1804</font><br/>
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[[RWBF:Chapter_One|The Revolution Will Be Forgotten]] is a proposed, collaboratively-edited popular history of the Haitian Revolution, shaped by the information gathered at The Louverture Project, and molded by its readers.  When completed, the narrative will cover the events leading up to the revolution, the rise of Toussaint Louverture as the leader of his country, the revolution's impact on world history, and much, much more.
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The [[RWBF:Introduction|Introduction]] page has been started, but remember that, just like everything else at '''The Louverture Project''' wiki, you may edit, add, and direct the development of content at the site.  Click the edit or discussion tabs on any page to start contributing.
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[http://journal.thelouvertureproject.org/ The Journal]&nbsp;&ndash;
and the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help, as well as the [[Help:Contents]] page.
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[[TLP:FAQs|FAQs]]&nbsp;&ndash;
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[[Help:How Do I|How do I...?]]&nbsp;&ndash;
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[[TLP:Sandbox|The Sandbox]]&nbsp;&ndash;
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[[Why The Louverture Project|Why "The Louverture Project"?]]<br><br>
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'''''"Until <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[Haiti]]<nowiki>]</nowiki> spoke the slave ship, followed by hungry sharks, greedy to devour the dead and dying slaves flung overboard to feed them, ploughed in peace the South Atlantic, painting the sea with the Negro's blood."'''''
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<br>([[Frederick Douglass]] 1893)
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Latest revision as of 06:27, 14 April 2009

Welcome to The Louverture Project, a free Haitian history resource

Revolutionizing the study of history through open access and community participation.
Get the lay of the land with: A Haitian Revolution Primer
First-time visitors, please read the sidebar below, then click Help.

Browse The Louverture Project by Category

Who's Who
Toussaint_Louverture – Jean-Jacques Dessalines – Abolitionists – Commissioners – Emperors – French – Haitian Soldiers in the American Revolution – Military – Rebels – Taíno – Women

Bibliography
Accounts of the Haitian Revolution – Articles – Books – Documents – Interviews – Lectures, Speeches, & Addresses – Online Resources – Other Bibliographies

Glossary – Maps – Timeline

Lists
Books – Conferences – Cultural Events – Historical Documents – Journal and Magazine articles – Movies – Plays – Rulers – Scholars – Websites

Other Resources
Museums – Research Libraries – Study Programs

Images
Documents – Drawings and Paintings – Maps – Portraits – Signatures

About The Louverture Project

The Louverture Project (TLP) collects and promotes knowledge, analysis, and understanding of the Haitian revolution of 17911804. This unique history project follows the example of Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, and is committed to creating a vast, accessible, and useful open content resource. Like Wikipedia, The Louverture Project is built and maintained by a community of users, all of whom have access to and responsibility for editing the 467 pages (and growing) currently online.

To put it simply, anything you read here, you can edit. Anything you think should be added, you can add. The success of The Louverture Project depends entirely on your participation. Please see the Help pages for more about how to use this site effectively.

Note:The information on The Louverture Project is under constant development. By the nature of the project the validity of the information presented here cannot be guaranteed. That said, providing accurate information is an explicit aim of the site, so if you see something that's in error, please correct it. Or, see the Community Portal page to contact the site editor.

One proposed feature of The Louverture Project is the development of a historical narrative to provide context for the encyclopedic collection of facts on the site. The Revolution Will Be Forgotten is a work in progress, a popular history of the events of 1791–1804 and their effects on the world at large. Readers of the online narrative will have the freedom to read the text on its own, or to explore the ideas, concepts, and facts referenced in the text in varying levels of detail. Of course, TLP will also function as a fully-searchable online resource for a wide range of Haiti-related historical material.

Though we're starting out with a focus on the Revolutionary Period of Haitian history, it's not easy to tell exactly when – or if – the effects of that revolution ended. Therefore, the scope of the site is bound to expand as more contributors come online. Be bold in adding to and editing the site. Let it be l'ouverture – the opening – to knowledge and understanding of a fascinating, important, and too-long ignored piece of world history.

--Stumax 12:03, 11 February 2006 (PST)

Online source material

and more...

Help develop the online narrative

Portrait of Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
The Revolution Will Be Forgotten

Everything you don't know about the World's Greatest Revolution... and why you should care.
A history of the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1804

The Revolution Will Be Forgotten is a proposed, collaboratively-edited popular history of the Haitian Revolution, shaped by the information gathered at The Louverture Project, and molded by its readers. When completed, the narrative will cover the events leading up to the revolution, the rise of Toussaint Louverture as the leader of his country, the revolution's impact on world history, and much, much more.

The Introduction page has been started, but remember that, just like everything else at The Louverture Project wiki, you may edit, add, and direct the development of content at the site. Click the edit or discussion tabs on any page to start contributing.

Quick Links

The Journal – FAQs – How do I...? – The Sandbox – Why "The Louverture Project"?

"Until [Haiti] spoke the slave ship, followed by hungry sharks, greedy to devour the dead and dying slaves flung overboard to feed them, ploughed in peace the South Atlantic, painting the sea with the Negro's blood."


(Frederick Douglass 1893)