Published July 25, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||368|
After the abolition of slavery in , Toussaint Louverture became the leader of the colony's black population, commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. Treacherously captured by Napoleon's invading army a year later and imprisoned, he ended his Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh. The Memoir of Toussaint Louverture and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - Cited by: 4. Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content. The life of Toussaint Louverture. Transl by Louis Dubroca, Pierre Dominique Toussaint Louverture europeanlibraries Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of Oxford University Language. Memoir of Toussaint Louverture, Written by Himself - Excerpt of John Relly Beard's book. Beard, John Relly (). 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 Period.
Toussaint-Louverture Born into Slavery. Toussaint-Louverture was born into slavery in approximately in the French colony of Saint Domingue. He belonged to a small and priviledged class of slaves employed by humane masters as personal servants. The Count de Breda, Toussaint’s owner, actively encouraged him to learn to read and write. Born , François Toussaint early life is not well documented. It is believed his father was Gaou Guinou, the younger son of the king of Allada, a . Toussaint Louverture Toussaint L'Ouverture, chromolithograph, published by George de Baptiste, c. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (LC-DIG-pga) When France and Spain went to war in , the black commanders joined the Spaniards of Santo Domingo, the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola (now the Dominican Republic). Toussaint Louverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution, the only successful slave revolt in modern history. This biography of Toussaint Louverture provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Toussaint Louverture was a former slave who led the Haitian independence movement during the French.
In , they created the second independent Republic in the western hemisphere. As Toussaint Louverture’s life story helps demonstrate, the Haitian Revolution was a complex series of conflicts and alliances between different classes, populations, and political interests. Toussaint Louverture’s leadership was formed during his early years. The book includes a full transcript, in the original French, of Louverture's handwritten memoirs. The English translation appears side by side with the original. The memoirs contain idiosyncrasies and stylistic variations of interest to rly interest in the Haitian Revolution and the life of Toussaint Louverture has increased. Full text of "The life of Toussaint " See other formats Google This is a digital copy of a book thaï was prcscrvod for générations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's bocks discoverablc online. Louverture did indeed lead Haiti’s slaves in a revolt for freedom, was involved in their emancipation from France, rose to become general and governor-general of the island, and defeated an army of France’s battle-hardened troops sent against him by Napoleon, but at the cost of his own life.