History UsefulNotes / Haiti

22nd Jun '16 4:18:47 AM gewunomox
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* ArcadeFire's song "Haiti" (from ''Funeral'') is about the days of Duvalier. Frontwoman Régine Chassagne is the daughter of white Haitian emigrants to Quebec.

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* ArcadeFire's Music/ArcadeFire's song "Haiti" (from ''Funeral'') is about the days of Duvalier. Frontwoman Régine Chassagne is the daughter of white Haitian emigrants to Quebec.
2nd May '16 9:48:08 PM Ghidra15
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The country was originally colonized by literal [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy Buccaneers]] (so named because they used to sell beef jerky made on wooden racks called ''bucannes'' before realizing that piracy paid better). But as ship raids grew more difficult to pull off, most of these scallywags settled down to become plantation owners, mainly growing sugarcane and coffee (via slave labor). The business rapidly became incredibly profitable and the colony dealt with this by importing hundreds of thousands of African slaves to increase production. The Haitian plantation system [[FateWorseThanDeath mindbogglingly brutal]], it was said that half of the slaves sent to work in the fields died within five years.

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The country was originally colonized by literal [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy Buccaneers]] (so named because they used to sell beef jerky made on wooden racks called ''bucannes'' before realizing that piracy paid better). But as ship raids grew more difficult to pull off, most of these scallywags settled down to become plantation owners, mainly growing sugarcane and coffee (via slave labor). The business rapidly became incredibly profitable and the colony dealt with this by importing hundreds of thousands of African slaves to increase production. The Haitian plantation system was [[FateWorseThanDeath mindbogglingly brutal]], it was said that half of the slaves sent to work in the fields died within five years.
10th Apr '16 4:27:55 PM NeoChaos
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4th Sep '15 7:48:33 PM nombretomado
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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony nonetheless until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the seasoned Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804, the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803. Haiti eventually took over the eastern part of Hispaniola, uniting the island, which displeased the Spanish-speaking of the eastern part mightily; they fought against Haitian rule won their independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844.

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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony nonetheless until NapoleonBonaparte UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the seasoned Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804, the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803. Haiti eventually took over the eastern part of Hispaniola, uniting the island, which displeased the Spanish-speaking of the eastern part mightily; they fought against Haitian rule won their independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844.
31st Aug '15 5:46:05 PM MarkLungo
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Hispaniola was "discovered" by ChristopherColumbus on December 25th, 1492 when he accidentally crashed his flagship into it ([[DrunkDriver everyone on board had a bit too much to drink at the Christmas feast]]). The island was originally inhabited by Taíno Indians, which were promptly wiped out by smallpox and the Spanish colonizers. In 1697, Hispaniola was bisected to form the French colony of Saint-Domingue (present day Haiti) and the Spanish Santo Domingo (present day Dominican Republic) by the Treaty of Ryswick. France would later take over the entire island in 1795.

The country was originally colonized by literal [[GoldenAgeOfPiracy Buccaneers]] (so named because they used to sell beef jerky made on wooden racks called ''bucannes'' before realizing that piracy paid better). But as ship raids grew more difficult to pull off, most of these scallywags settled down to become plantation owners, mainly growing sugarcane and coffee (via slave labor). The business rapidly became incredibly profitable and the colony dealt with this by importing hundreds of thousands of African slaves to increase production. The Haitian plantation system [[FateWorseThanDeath mindbogglingly brutal]], it was said that half of the slaves sent to work in the fields died within five years.

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Hispaniola was "discovered" by ChristopherColumbus UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus on December 25th, 1492 when he accidentally crashed his flagship into it ([[DrunkDriver everyone on board had a bit too much to drink at the Christmas feast]]). The island was originally inhabited by Taíno Indians, which were promptly wiped out by smallpox and the Spanish colonizers. In 1697, Hispaniola was bisected to form the French colony of Saint-Domingue (present day Haiti) and the Spanish Santo Domingo (present day Dominican Republic) by the Treaty of Ryswick. France would later take over the entire island in 1795.

The country was originally colonized by literal [[GoldenAgeOfPiracy [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy Buccaneers]] (so named because they used to sell beef jerky made on wooden racks called ''bucannes'' before realizing that piracy paid better). But as ship raids grew more difficult to pull off, most of these scallywags settled down to become plantation owners, mainly growing sugarcane and coffee (via slave labor). The business rapidly became incredibly profitable and the colony dealt with this by importing hundreds of thousands of African slaves to increase production. The Haitian plantation system [[FateWorseThanDeath mindbogglingly brutal]], it was said that half of the slaves sent to work in the fields died within five years.
6th Jul '15 8:55:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlexandreDumas ''père'' was of Haitian descent through his father, Napoleonic general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas-Alexandre_Dumas Thomas-Alexandre Dumas]].

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* AlexandreDumas Creator/AlexandreDumas ''père'' was of Haitian descent through his father, Napoleonic general [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas-Alexandre_Dumas Thomas-Alexandre Dumas]].
22nd Dec '14 9:22:34 AM karstovich2
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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony nonetheless until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the seasoned Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island; that part of the island was later returned to Spain and would win its independence as the UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic later), the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803.

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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony nonetheless until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the seasoned Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island; that part of the island was later returned to Spain and would win its independence as the UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic later), 1804, the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803.
1803. Haiti eventually took over the eastern part of Hispaniola, uniting the island, which displeased the Spanish-speaking of the eastern part mightily; they fought against Haitian rule won their independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844.
22nd Dec '14 9:17:08 AM karstovich2
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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony nonetheless until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the seasoned Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island; that part of the Island was later returned to Spain and would win its independence as the UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic later), the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803.

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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony nonetheless until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the seasoned Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island; that part of the Island island was later returned to Spain and would win its independence as the UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic later), the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803.
22nd Dec '14 9:16:38 AM karstovich2
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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony, that is, until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the season Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island), the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803.

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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony, that is, colony nonetheless until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the season seasoned Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island), island; that part of the Island was later returned to Spain and would win its independence as the UsefulNotes/DominicanRepublic later), the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the fighting and died in a French jail in 1803.
23rd Nov '14 5:03:31 PM gemmabeta2
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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony, that is, until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sending over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the season Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (although they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island), the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the revolution and died in a French jail in 1803.

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This all changed in 1791, inspired by the egalitarian sentiments of the French Revolution, and the fact that they outnumbered the whites 10-to-1, the slaves (aided by black freemen and mixed-race mulattos) revolted. Despite the heavy resistance ([[CrazyPrepared the slavemasters had been preparing for such revolt all their lives]]), the rebellion, led by the self-taught military genius Toussaint L'Ouverture, quickly swept over the entire island, forcing France to emancipate all of the slaves in 1794. L'Ouverture would have been content leaving Haiti a French colony, that is, until NapoleonBonaparte attempted to reintroduce slavery and sending sent over an army to enforce the edict. Yellow fever and the season Haitian army made short work of the French and Haiti became independent in 1804 (although they (they failed to dislodge the French from Santo Domingo and reunite the island), the first state to undergo a successful slave revolution and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. However, L'Ouverture was captured during the revolution fighting and died in a French jail in 1803.
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