Haiti Massacre Research Paper

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The Haiti massacre of 1804 was a horrific event where the blacks of Haiti “removed” the whites from their island. The cultural difference of the people caused the struggle that ended up with 3,000 to 5,000 dead. Let’s find out the Who, where, what, when, and how. The three main groups are the black slaves, White French. The French where there due to it being a great location for growing tobacco, cocoa, cotton, and indigo farms. The French started importing slaves causing hundreds of slaves to be abused by their slave owners. The slaves’ main leader was Jacques Dessalines but the person who incited the revolution was Boukman. Dessalines organized and oversaw all the executions. These events occurred in Haiti starting in the French colony “Saint-Domingue”. From this colony came Europe’s 75% of coffee import and 40% of its sugar import. Soon the entirety of Haiti was overtaken by the slave forces. Some specific places the massacres started where Cap-François, Le cap, and Les Cayes. All of these events occurred in between February 1804 and 22 April 1804. During this time 3,000 to 5,000 people were murdered.…show more content…
It all began with the French importing the slaves. The slaves where abused and worked so hard they were basically sentenced to death when sent to theses sugar and coffee farms. One of these slaves, Boukman, started persuading people other slaves on the plantation he worked at to start a revolution. He became the leader of these people and gained the trust and support of all the slaves at the plantation. He planned on massacring all the whites living in the city they were stationed in Cap-François. Even though the French promised emancipation they continued massacring. Soon the slaves had eradicated by either murdering or fleeing the French from the colony Saint-Domingue. Even though this may seem like a lot, this is only the

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