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The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti
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Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing control of the entire island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture became governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti before officially acknowledging French rule in 1801, when he submitted a newly written constitution to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In response, Bonaparte sent an army to depose L'Ouverture, who was taken prisoner in June of 1802 and shipped to France, where he died of pneumonia in April 1803. The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1853) was first published in London on the fiftieth anniversary of L'Ouverture's death and remained the authoritative English-language history of L'Ouverture's life until the late twentieth century.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. About This Edition
  2. p. 3
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  1. Summary [Includes Image Plates]
  2. pp. 4-9
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  1. PREFACE
  2. p. 10
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. 11-15
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  1. ILLUSTRATIONS
  2. p. 16
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  1. THE LIFE OF TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE.
  2. p. 19
  1. BOOK I. FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY IN HAYTI TO THE FULL ESTABLISHMENT OF TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE’S POWER.
  2. pp. 20-141
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  1. BOOK II. FROM THE FITTING OUT OF THE EXPEDITION BY BONAPARTE AGAINST SAINT DOMINGO TO THE SUBMISSION OF TOUSSAINT L’OUVERTURE.
  2. pp. 142-197
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  1. BOOK III. FROM THE RAVAGES OF THE YELLOW FEVER IN HAYTI UNTIL THE DEPORTATION AND DEATH OF ITS LIBERATOR.
  2. pp. 198-258
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  1. BOOK IV. FROM THE EVACUATION OF HAYTI BY THE FRENCH TO THE PRESENT TIME.
  2. pp. 259-288
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  1. NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
  2. pp. 289-309
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