The recent catastrophic events in New Orleans, as part of what once belonged in the Louisiana Purchase, brings to mind again the enormous amount of time and effort your grandfather spent on this Toussaint Louverture project before his untimely death. It also reminds me of many interesting hours I spent with him discussing this project, which was his passion. I too was confounded by the immensity and scope of what he'd undertaken...and spent hours trying to sort and organize those boxes of notes!
So glad you've created the web project, and I hope that as more of us access the site, that it'll come together as a rich source of information for this most courageous, dynamic, one-time leader of Haiti.
Good luck with your continued efforts. May they enrich your creativity and enliven many wonderful memories of time spent with Granddad!
Marty Johnson 9/16/05
Expanding the louvertureproject
Right now I can't think of anything. I just think this idea of a wiki for Haitian history/Haitian revolution is great and it could become one of the very best ressources on the net about Louverture and his times. This is ever so important in light of recent developments, then without understanding what happened in the run-up to 1804 it's hard to comprehend current Haitian history. I just thought with additional pages, it will be a lot easier to attract more viewers. I added a lot of redirect pages, so for example just searching for "L'ouverture" gets you to "Toussaint Louverture". I also tried to increase links between pages... Let me know if you like help with something in particular.
"Don't know who you are, but I just wanted to thank you for showing up and helping to get the wiki moving along. It really helps to have more people involved in the project. Please let me know if you need any help, or if I can answer any questions. stuart [at] the louverture project [dot] org --Stumax 11:23, 29 Sep 2005 (PDT)"