The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti
Comprising An Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and A Sketch of Its History to the Present PeriodeBook - 2012
Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing control of the entire island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture became governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti before officially acknowledging French rule in 1801, when he submitted a newly written constitution to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In response, Bonaparte sent an army to depose L'Ouverture, who was taken prisoner in June of 1.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (309 pages)