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'''Welcome to The Louverture Project,''' a free Haitian history resource.   
 
'''Welcome to The Louverture Project,''' a free Haitian history resource.   
  
The Louverture Project (TLP) collects and promotes knowledge, analysis, and understanding of the Haitian revolution of 1789–1804.  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 1789–1804.  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.
  
 
Put simply, you can edit anything you see here, and the success of The Louverture Project depends on how you participate.
 
Put simply, you can edit anything you see here, and the success of The Louverture Project depends on how you participate.

Revision as of 13:30, 6 August 2004

Welcome to The Louverture Project, a free Haitian history resource.

The Louverture Project (TLP) collects and promotes knowledge, analysis, and understanding of the Haitian revolution of 1789–1804. TLP runs on MediaWiki software, the same software which powers 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 467 pages (and growing) which currently make up the project.

Put simply, you can edit anything you see here, and the success of The Louverture Project depends on how you participate.

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 1789–1804 and their effects on the world at large. When read in conjunction with the TLP Wiki, visitors will be able to explore the ideas, concepts, and facts referenced in the text in great 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, I fully expect the scope of the site 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.

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 1789–1804

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: The Concise and Over-Simplified Story of the Haitian Revolution of 1789–1804
Chapter Two - Haiti Is and Isn't Haiti
Chapter Three - Bois Caiman: The Revolution is Called to Order
Chapter Four - What the Heck Was Going On in France?
Chapter Five - Louverture Enters the Fray
Chapter Six - Sonthonax, Laveaux, et al
Chapter Seven - America: Edward Stevens and Adams' Constitution
Chapter Eight - The British are Conquered; Pax Louverture
Chapter Nine - France Wakes Up and Smells No Coffee
Chapter Ten - Betrayal Sparks the Final Push for Independence
Chapter Eleven - Repercussions - The Americas and the Caribbean
Chapter Twelve - Repercussions: Britain and France
Chapter Thirteen - Haiti's Ongoing Struggle
Chapter Fourteen - True Heroes of the Forgotten Revolution
Sidebars
Glossary

Browse The Louverture Project by topic

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

Questions and Answers

Please see documentation on customizing the interface and the User's Guide for usage and configuration help, as well as the Help:Contents page.

Most people who visit a Wiki for the first time have a lot of questions about vandalism, disinformation, and other problems endemic to letting anyone in the world re-write your site. We won't go into depth about such concerns here as there has been extensive discussion on these issues at wikis worldwide. For responses to some common objections, see this page at Wikipedia.