The French Revolution: The Haitian Revolution

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The French Revolution greatly inspired feelings of rebellion among the Haitian people, which sparked the Haitian Revolution. The Haitian revolution was brought upon by the obvious oppression towards the people of Haiti but the French Revolution caused the beginnings of the inevitable uprisings by the complete disregard of the African’s natural rights that were stated in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. As well as inequality between social classes and Napoleon Bonaparte’s dishonored promise to the people of Haiti.
The ideas of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen were that the ignorance or neglect of the natural rights of man are the particular cause of public adversities(the author believes that constitutionalism
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The largest plantations on the island were owned by French absentee landlords living in France(here the author describes the lifestyles of a slave in Haiti, clearly identifying their perspective) . Much like Louis XIV, the plantation owners detached themselves from the problems of the Haitian people and continued to ignore the on going revolts that were beginning. Another problem absentee landlords ignored was the issue between the poor French living in Haiti(here the author introduces the nest key point in the causes of the haitian Revolution and states their thesis. While the grand-blanc's(translated to large white’s referring to rich Frenchmen) held all the power over the slaves in Haiti, the petit-blancs(small whites referring to poor Frenchmen) had no power over anything. They felt oppressed due to the fact that they were unable to own their own slaves. Tension between the petit-blancs and the grand-blanc increased as the grand-blanc's vied for control and autonomy. while the petit-blancs seeked to secure their position in the colour-based class system(the author describes the problems between the two groups but does not explain the colour-based class system). Through all of this, the Haitian people saw a society who were unfairly treated by the government and had large social gaps, much like themselves, overthrow positions of authority. The Colonists, bus with their problems were unable to suppress the rebellion that they were essentially forcing upon themselves.Their detestable treatment of the Haitians quickened the progress of the cause of the eradication of slavery in Haiti(Leonard clearly suggests that if the French colonists were to cease all actions of rebellion, the revolution would have been delayed). Haiti needed an inspiration or a viable administrative model to follow(Boxill

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