Talk:Toussaint Louverture

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Who is: Jean-Jacques Biassou?: "He says a thousand rosaries a day in order to deceive everyone the better." - Jean-Jacques Biassou (Parkinson, p. 77) should that maybe be Georges Biassou? doe

--Very possibly. I fear I may have relied a bit too heavily on Parkinson's book. --Stumax 00:33, 6 March 2006 (PST)

I got an email from a gentleman who was concerned that the image I've picked of Toussaint was "put out by the racist French after the Haitian Revolution kicked them out. Thay wanted to portrait Louverture as a monkey."

He goes on to say, "There are real pictures of Toussaint out there, such as the one his son used in his 1802 biography of his father."

My recollection is that the Maurin image is considered to be the most likely to be lifelike, but I cannot find in my notes anything to back up that statement. If anyone can shed any light on this, I'd appreciate it. --Stumax 00:33, 6 March 2006 (PST)

New York Public Library - Saint Domingue images