By John Relly Beard

ISBN-10: 1516828224

ISBN-13: 9781516828227

Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) gained foreign renown within the Haitian struggle for independence. He led millions of former slaves into conflict opposed to French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing regulate of the complete island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture grew to become governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti prior to formally acknowledging French rule in 1801, whilst he submitted a newly written structure to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In reaction, Bonaparte despatched a military to depose L'Ouverture, who used to be taken prisoner in June of 1802 and shipped to France, the place he died of pneumonia in April 1803. The lifetime of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1853) used to be first released in London at the 50th anniversary of L'Ouverture's demise and remained the authoritative English-language heritage of L'Ouverture's existence till the past due 20th century.

Throughout the textual content, John Relly Beard compares L'Ouverture to famously winning white generals, argues for his supremacy, and states that his final failure to disencumber Haiti and premature dying are the goods of unlucky circumstances--not an indictment of his personality or management abilities.

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