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Toussaint Louverture

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Where have those men passed by? I have never stopped asking this question... August 22, 1791 was an unforgettable date in the story of Haitian revolution. It marked the first knock at the door of freedom by a minor group of slaves in the northern region of the colony under the ordinances of Dutty Boukman, a voodoo priest. Two years later, on August 29, 1993 slavery was announced to be abolished in the colony. But actually, the slavery was still in vigor and the colonists kept on mistreating niggers under inhuman activists. Soon, the intervention of the British to reinforce those who opposed the abolition created a high tension in the colony. Suddenly, French metropolis began losing control of the situation from which the rebel slaves, under the leadership of Toussaint Louverture, Jean Jacques Dessalines and Henry Chrisptophe, emerged to create a force of rebellion. So began the right step to Haitian revolution that was possible with the perseverance of this courageous, upright and revolutionary leader named Toussaint Louverture.
In a first view, I admire Toussaint Louverture for his common sense of mankind and his diplomatic skills. At the age of 33, he was set free and actually did not live, for so long, the hard times of slavery. However, it was difficult for him to get along with the ideology of freedom for a small group while the great mass was succumbed under slavery. He used his freedom not as a self-pride but as a tool to spawn a way for his slave brothers to reach theirs. To achieve this task, he swam between two waters. Sometimes he was known as a proponent of slavery for adhering to royalist political views although he often came up with moderated ideas that shaded his right position (Toussaint’s negotiation with Governor Blanchelande and his rebel leaders in December 1791 required a banning on the use of whip, a weekly day off and freedom for a handful of black leaders). Sometimes he tried to meet his peers to let them know about his right dream for...


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