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significance of slavery
brought in a lot of money from cash crops on the plantation, France's most profitable colony
Free people of color, mixed descent, many whites were afraid of the growing affranchis population taking over
Civil war in Haiti
Touissant and Rigaud start to argue after pushing out british, breaks out into a civil war in 1799
1. rebuild colonial economy 2. Reclaim the land 3.accept Louverture's authority in the colony 4. Invade and reestablish slavery
People's response to Touissant's leadership
resist the new laws, some run off from planatations to make their own gardens
Napoleon's reaction to Touissant
irritated by Touissant's presumption, sees constitution as hostile to France sends 20,000 troops under Leclerc, arrive in Feb. 1801
End of Touissant
when he realizes his weak position he tries to retire, Dessalins deflects to French, Touissant captured, jailed anad died
French position of slavery and impact of blacks fighting
rumors napoleon had reinstated slavery is some French colonies, defected officers hear this and stop fighting for Leclerc
Dessalines and other generals reverse in support of France
Join mass insurrection, Dessalines emerges as commander in chief of resistance, maroons fight as independents
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