Haiti

The Tragic Tale of the 1804 Haiti Massacre that Targeted Former Slave Owners and Their Families

The Haiti Massacre occurred in the aftermath of the final victory of the Haitian Revolution in 1804. Deeply scarred by the horrors of slavery, and driven by a desire for retribution, Dessalines and his followers unleashed a wave of violence against former slave owners and their families.

Victoria Montou: The Heroine Who Fought Alongside Jean-Jacques Dessalines During the Haitian Revolution

Victoria Montou also known as Abdaraya Toya was an exceptional woman who played a vital role in the Haitian Revolution. Born in the late 18th century, Montou was enslaved in the kingdom of Dahomey and brought to Saint-Domingue, now known as Haiti, as a slave.

François Mackandal, the Haitian Leader Who Was Burned Alive in 1758 for Rebelling Against French Colonial Authorities

François Mackandal was a Haitian Maroon leader who was apprehended and burned alive by French colonial authorities for collaborating with Maroons to murder slave owners in Saint Domingue.
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