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Haïtian Revolution : The most succesful slave revolt in the History

Haitian revolution

Haïtian Revolution : The most succesful slave revolt in the History

How some heroic slaves overthrew a major colonial power   A inhuman island and the crushed lives of African slaves     Haïti (or Saint-Domingue) was a French colony in the Caribbean, and was the world main supplier of sugar. To exploit these resources, the white rulers of the island transferred a lot of African slaves to work in the plantations in the most inhuman conditions possible. Outnumbered by the slaves, the white masters tried to install a reign of fear to guarantee their safety. Slaves were regularly physically beaten and whipped, some were tortured or even castrated and burned alive....

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