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Welcome to the community

The mission of The Louverture Project is to collect as much information as possible about the Haitian revolution, to construct a narrative which provides context for that information, and to disseminate the collected knowledge as widely as possible. Your help is essential in achieving this mission, and this page is a good place to start if you're not sure where to dig in.

Discussion and Community

We have a mailing list up and running for general discussion of TLP-related issues. Click here to subscribe. Talk (Discussion) pages are available for each article in the wiki to discuss issues related to those specific pages. General discussion related to the wiki can take place at the Village Pump (I'd love a better term -- Stumax). Finally, feel free to leave a note on the talk page for Stumax if you have suggestions or comments that don't seem appropriate anywhere else.

What needs to be done

Pages Wanted

Many articles remain to be created.

  • Wanted Pages are undeveloped links left in existing articles.
  • Requested Articles are pages suggested by readers or editors. Visit to write a needed article or leave your own suggestions.
  • The biographies need attention, in particular Jean_Pierre_Boyer & Alexandre Pétion.
  • See Help:Wanted for missing Help resources.
  • Continue to flesh out the bibliography, especially the book descriptions.
  • Separate wiki pages need to be created for each book listed on the wiki.
  • Glossary words need to be identified and wiki pages created.

Clean and Beautify

  • Almost all pages can be checked for wiki formatting and linking. These are in particular need:
Toussaint Louverture – The_Revolution_and_the_Louisiana_Purchase –

Build the Lists

The goal is to have be the most thorough and complete resource for Haitian history-related information on the web.

Feedback and Organize

Need to polish and refine how we categorize and organize articles on the site so that they can be found easily.

Also, please leave feedback via the mailing list or the talk pages about anything that could make the wiki more useful or easier to use or navigate. What is missing? What's difficult? What's frustrating? Feel free to take a whack at fixing it yourself, or just let us know.

Current Events

The Current events page needs a better look. Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a wiki calendar? (Maybe see here: )

Help and resources

Editorial Resources

The Blog

Wish List

  • Translations and localization in Creole and French.
  • Better organization.
  • A collection of digitized books, letters, and other documents.
  • All authors and books wikified and with individual pages.
  • Gallery of public domain paintings, engravings, and other images.


  • I'm still puzzling over how or whether to try to define and categorize the Who's Who list. Dealing with race is going to be a dodgy issue, and will it, in the end, be useful? What about separating by nationality or social class? I can imagine that it would be useful to pull up, say a list of British generals who had something to do with the revolution, but I'm wondering if trying to maintain a meaningful taxonomy will be more trouble than it's worth. This might be a good issue for the mailing list.
  • I added three "Who am I?" boxes to the top of the Main Page today. The idea is to begin to highlight human stories which will encourage those not well-versed in Haitian history to stick around and explore. I'd love some day to have a function which would automatically rotate these for each page visit. --Stumax 15:28, 9 Nov 2004 (PST)