THEME: RESISTANCE AND REVOLT
What were the consequences of the Haitian Revolution on Haiti and the wider Caribbean?
Topic: Resistance and Revolt
What were the consequences of the Haitian Revolution on Haiti and the
Topic: Resistance and Revolt
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What were the consequences of the Haitian 4-6 Revolution on Haiti and the wider Caribbean
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I would like to acknowledge my teacher Mrs. Rose for giving me guidance throughout this entire project I would also like to thank my mother who has provided resources that contributed to the completion of this project.
The researcher chose this topic to do further investigation on the consequences of the revolution for Haiti and the wider Caribbean. The researcher is interested in the social, economic and political effect it had on Haiti as well as the wider Caribbean at the time.
The consequences of the Haitian Revolution hastened and placed emphasis on the deterioration of Haiti but also the development of the wider Caribbean. The Haitian Revolution has often been described as the most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere. Slaves initiated the rebellion in 1791 and by 1804 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery, but European control over the French economy, the result of which changed the face of the Caribbean Socially, Economically and Politically.
The Haitian Revolution changed the social composition of the island through the expulsion and massacre of the dominant white class. It also increased the racial conflicts between the two groups of blacks and mullatoes. The racial tariff grew stronger between the two classes due to disagreements, especially with leadership and control of the island, the mullatoes were favored more by the French government, and therefore jealousy grew.
The Haitian Revolution also gave the slaves of the other Caribbean plantations inspiration; this therefore gave rise or influence for other slaves to revolt to gain their freedom. The impact of the revolution was immediate and widespread. The anti-slavery fighting immediately spawned unrest throughout the region, especially in communities of Maroons in Jamaica, and among slaves in St.Kitts. It sent a wave of immigrants flooding outward to the neighboring islands, and to The United States of America and Europe. Haitian emigrants also affected the countries that they migrated to religion, politics, culture, and cuisine. The Haitian Revolution undoubtedly accentuated sensitivity to race, color, and status across the Caribbean.
Politically, “the Haitian revolution gave the island of Haiti a chance to elect their own system and government, which made Haiti the first independent black state” stated by Sir Eric Williams. This also led to diplomatic isolation. Haiti had to elect their own government, which led to political instability this resulted in conflicts with leaders and their Generals because there was a sense of dictatorship from the leader Toussaint L’ouverture at the time and the two Generals Jean Jacques Dessalines & Henry Christophe didn’t appreciate it. The Haitian Revolution also contributed to the advancement of the anti-slavery movement. The Humanitarians and Abolitionists used slavery to back their point as to why to abolish slavery, which brought about the Act of 1833 which was then passed by the British government to end slavery in the British Empire “as stated by Isaac Dookhan .This conversely brought about the apprenticeship period which was meant...