School Based Assessment (S.B.A)
STUDENT NAME: Brusane Lewis
SCHOOL: Mt alvernia High School
FORM: 10 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title of study 1
Statement of aim 2
1.) Introduction 4
2.) The social effects of the Haitian Revolution on Haiti and the wider Caribbean 6
3.) The political effects of the Haitian Revolution on Haiti and 7 the wider Caribbean
4.) The economical effects of the Haitian Revolution on Haiti and the wider Caribbean 8
5.) Conclusion 9
6.) Bibliography 10
7.) Appendix 11
TITLE OF STUDY:
The social, economical & political effects of the Haitian revolution on Haiti and the wider Caribbean.
STATEMENT OF AIM
In reading this project the reader should have a clear understanding of the Spanish Monopoly and the different factors that lead to the European rivalry in the 14th -18th century in the Caribbean.They should be able to determine if the Spanish Monopoly was the main factor that led to the Rivalry, gain a better awareness of their roots, past and culture . The reason for this topic being chosen was to better identify, analyze, interpret and understand the Spanish Monopoly and the European rivalary. For me, History encourages the mind to think, and this topic brought out that ability. There was an abundance of factual information which then made me use my skills as a historian. The topic itself was a very interesting one which played a big part for me choosing it. They should be able to link the Haitian Revolution to other Revolutions, how they came about and how it affected the most profitable good or produce known as (SUGAR) around that time.
The reason for this topic being chosen was to better identify, analyze, interpret and understand the Spanish Monopoly and the European rivalary. For me, History encourages the mind to think, and this topic brought out that ability. The Haitian Revolution was the first successful Revolution; therefore there was an abundance of factual information which then made me use my skills as a historian. The topic itself was a very interesting one which played a big part for me choosing it.
The French Colony of Haiti was known to be the most profitable sugar producing colony, producing forty-five percent (45%) of the world’s sugar around 1789. The sugar plantations were owned by whites and sometimes mullatoes but operated by the slaves. Haiti or St. Domingue as it was formally known, had a population of about 520,000 people with 450,000 or 86.7 percent being slaves and the rest being the whites and free coloured or (mullatoes) “as stated by Patrick E. Bryan in his book, “The Haitian Revolution and its Effects”. As time went on, issues arose about slavery and the slaves wanting freedom because they were being overworked and ill treated.
In 1660, the French settlers came to Hispaniola, after being driven by Spaniards from Tobago. They were sometimes expelled but returned to settle when Spanish vigilance slackened. Their persistency paid off in 1697, by the Treaty of Ryswick, in which Spain agreed to hand over the western Hispaniola to France. The French portion of the island received the name Saint Domingue, later renamed Haiti by Sir Dessalines.
Upon settling, they imported African slaves to operate the sugar plantations. This is how the problem arose. They overworked the slaves and ill treated them. The coloured were fighting for equal rights while the slaves were fighting to escape slavery and the harsh inhumane treatment they got from the whites. The French revolution in 1789 was known to be the trigger behind the Haitian revolution, because of the effects it left behind on Haiti and the wider Caribbean.
The Haitian Revolution occurred on August 23rd 1791 and lasted to 1804. It was caused by social inequalities between the three main social...