Slave Revolt and the Abolition of Slavery
Lecture no. 23 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The largest slave revolt in history took place in Saint-Domingue in the early 1790s. What made the revolt possible? How did insurgent slaves convince France that slavery should be abolished? Uncover the suspenseful story of Toussaint Louverture’s rise to power, which paved the way for an independent Haiti.