What impact did the Haitian revolution of 1781-1804 have on Haiti and the wider Caribbean? |
Name Of Candidate: Chad Miller |
School: Kingston CollegeCenter Number: 100057Candidate Number: |
Teacher Ms. Nyame |
What impact did the Haitian Revolution of the 1781-1804 have on Haiti and the wider Caribbean?
The Haitian revolution had started for several reasons the collapse of the French monarchy, the existence of a large mixed race-class and the extreme conditions in St Domingue .The revolution led to the complete abolition of slavery in St Domingue. It brought about the emergence of some influential leaders such as Toussaint L’ouverture a domestic slave who became a steward of all the livestock on his master’s estate, Boukman Dutty who was a Jamaican born who practise vodun (voodoo). He was sold by his British master to a French plantation whose owner but him as a slave driver, Jean Francois was a fugitive from the North America who became a maroon long before the revolt began, Jorge Biassou was a son of slaves. He commanded the army of 40,000 slaves and Jean Jacques Dessalines he was born in slavery who later became the Emperor of Haiti. This severely changed Haiti’s economic status. The country’s infrastructure, such as roads harbours and bridges, was destroyed and sugar production. In 1971 73,000 tons of sugar was exported by 1804 this had drop to 20,500 tons which led to changes in Haiti’s changes in Haiti’s agricultural policies. This also led to the exodus of whites from the island and despoliation of the land Conflict and Neglect had impoverished the ‘Pearl of the Antilles’. Haiti became the first free black coloured state in the Caribbean. The political impact Haiti had on itself was long term but it was not good.
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