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Summary

Explore How the Slaves Freed Themselves in the Haitian Revolution

The Haitian Revolution was a slave rebellion that began in 1791 in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, now known as Haiti. On this small island, the tyrants were the slave owners, people who not only denied their slaves freedom, but felt justified in killing them.

The Haitian Revolution began to change the way slaves were viewed all over the world. Although it took nearly another 100 years to eradicate slavery in the west, the parallels between what the Americans and French had done to the slaves was impossible to ignore. The Haitian Revolution was the first and only time that a slave rebellion resulted in a new state.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:

  • The wealth from Saint-Domingue
  • Beginning of the end of the French Colony
  • Planning of one of the most historic revolutions in history
  • The Revolution begins
  • The Revolution spreads
  • Ripples of events in Europe
  • The abolishment of slavery and the British response
  • Toussaint Louverture's rise to power
  • The defeat of Britain and a newfound respect
  • Napoleon's rise and its initial effect on Saint-Domingue
  • The end of the Revolution
  • Lasting effects - beyond the Island
  • Haiti today
  • And more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about the Haitian Revolution.

©2017 Captivating History (P)2017 Captivating History

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Excellent book. The topic was concise and well-presented by the author. The history has been presented very well.

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Extraordinary story-telling of Haitian Revolution. Perfect for those of us who want to learn more about the Haitian revolution. Very good book. Recommended for all the history lovers.

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I enjoyed the book. would have enjoyed it more if was for the narrator clearing his throat and yawning.

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Nice Source

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his is a vital resource for academics studying the Haitian Revolution or anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating period of history.

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If one must read one book on Haiti Revolution’s history and how its current socioeconomic condition has become the way it is, I would recommend this.

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Scary

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What a scary place. The information about Haiti's history high lights what a poor job the press, and our government, does in keeping us in the know.

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Overall, Good One

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Good overall history of Haiti helping to explain how Haiti evolved into what it is today and what may be required for growth.

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Great Display Of Writing A Revolution Story

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Excellent review of the incredible political history and consequences of Haitian politics. No wonder the situation in Haiti is so bad in clouding the natural disasters.

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Completely Entertaining and informative

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This book is a complete information package about the Haitian Revolution. It is something new to me as i never heard it before. Thanks author!

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Revolutionary Book

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This book contains lots of fascinating tidbits about the history of Haiti which many people have probably never heard before (did you know the US once feared invasion by Haiti?). It gives a very complete and fairly balanced view of the good, bad, and ugly of Haiti's history in the first half of the book then gives a lot of political background towards the second half.

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  • 28-02-18

Bad editing

For such a short book you’d think at least ONE PERSON would have listened to this before publishing?! The narrator cleared his throat, repeated himself and YAWNED MID SENTENCE lmfao

Also the writing was definitely from an outsiders (colonizers) perspective. “Four hurricanes hit. Villages destroyed. Thousands died”

And the first half of the book my eyes glazed over because every other word was “slaves”. Then it was “former slaves”. Don’t deny people their humanity by never calling them people. I’m not sure why all I see are soaring reviews of this book but I guess you get what you pay for with this ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  • Mark
  • 06-11-17

Excellent, Engaging Story That Needs To Be Heard

The story of the successful slave rebellion. This work is very engaging, and the subject is rarely studied by today's students. I have recommended this book to many people, it is really great.

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  • Michael
  • 06-11-17

Important History

This was a great book! It helped me understand the importance of Haiti prior to gaining independence from France and why the country is in its state today. The story is heartbreaking but also empowering and reading it will make you want to know more about Haiti and what can be done to help its citizens.

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  • Isaac
  • 06-11-17

Another point of view

Good book, allot of detail which I might have missed from reading other books of this nature. The book seemed a little bias towards the planter class in my opinion. I got the feeling that the Insurgents or slaves that revolted where more interested in seeking revenge than their freedom. Yet it was a pretty accurate description on how things might have been back then in Haiti.

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  • Jayden
  • 06-11-17

Great & Detailed

This book was a true pleasure to listen to. This author is the kind of historian who deserves to be teaching high school students (I mean this as a compliment) because while makes sure to include all relevant details about the Haitian revolution, he makes this book read like a fascinating story. This is a wonderful and well developed book, suitable for both laymen and scholars.

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  • Daniel
  • 06-11-17

Great Haiti History

A great book that gives you a good background on the true history of Haiti. Helps you see things from the French and Haitian, black and white perspective.

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  • Isabella
  • 06-11-17

An excellent book

This book definitely deserves the prestigious prize it won. It masterfully blends detailed research with a superb writing style that made it a pleasure to read. I would recommend it both to someone who wanted to learn about the Haitian Revolution for the first time and to experts who wanted to compare different historiographer interpretations.

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  • Alexander
  • 06-11-17

Highly recommended

A thoughtful, easily understand overview of the Haitian revolution and concurrent social and economic changes. Highly recommended for anyone interested in an introduction to this neglected and oft overlooked event in democratic, republican, and anti-colonial history.

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  • Goldman
  • 06-11-17

A must–have book

I want to thank the author for this great educational masterpiece. This book is awesome. I'm Haitian but there's a lot of information that I have not learned from the books that I’ve studied and read. for those of you who want to learn about this great nation and its past, I recommend this book for you.

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  • ROXY GREEN
  • 06-11-17

Good one-volume history of the Haitian Revolution

This is the best one-volume history of the Haitian Revolution. It is generally well explained and up to date.