Revolutions

From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.

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In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.

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Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.

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The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought.

 

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With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792. 

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First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.

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The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so.

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Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else.

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The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.

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One last look back at the pile of severed heads.

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