Sunday, February 7, 2010


Toussaint L'Ouverture

As a matter of record there has been many slave uprisings in history throughout South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

It was on the plantation of Christopher Columbus's son, Diego on the island
of Hispaniola in 1522 that the first large-scale revolt of African slaves took place.

In 1546 slaves revolted in Mexico.

In Venezuela there were uprisings between 1552 and 1556.

Slavery in the Caribbean a
nd in South America served as models for the
flesh industry that developed here in North America.

It also planted the seed for the eventual slave revolts here in North America
as many of those that were
shipped here had first hand knowledge of the
uprising in the Caribbean..

Slavery officially began in the British Colonies in North America, August

A Dutch vessel traveling from the Caribbean, brought twenty black
indentured servants to Jamestown Virginia. The Virginia House of Burgesses
that same year met in Jamestown an approved indenture servitude.

Eventually the trade of both white and black indentured servants spread to
Charleston (South Carolina) and New Amsterdam (New York).

During the eighteenth century, the revolutions that took hold in France
and America set forth the concept that liberty and equality were the rights
of all men.

These ideas were of cost dangerous concepts in slave holding societies.

It was such Ideas that motivated a slave who lived most of his life at Breda
plantation 15 miles from the capital of the port city, Cap Francois.

Born May 2, 1743 which was the feast of Saints he was named
Francois Dominique Toussaint.

Toussaint led a revolution that began on the French colony of Saint-Domingue
and ended with the abolition of slavery there.

He wanted to overthrow slavery as a social system.

Due to that revolution the formation of Haiti, the first black nation in the
Western Hemisphere was established....


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