Film - Film: gailt for All Toussaint Louverture and the...

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Film: Égailté for All – Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution I. Poorest country in western hemisphere – in 1789 it was the richest A. Wealth based on human capital – slaves B. Sugar cane C. World had become an animal therefore you were expected to live an animal i. Made master into something that wasn’t human II. Toussaint Louveture – realized that the situation he lived in wasn’t bearable III. Slaves burned plantations and houses A. Wholesale massacre – payback IV.Most profound revolution realized by human beings A. Only place where slaves created a nation V. Summer 1789 – France grabbed worlds attention A. Liberty equality and brotherhood – French Revolution chant B. Revolution meant different things to other people C. Radical thinkers of Europe can be realized D. Idea that all people have rights and that those writes are inherent E. Declaration of Man – written down in French Revolution VI.Haiti was French colony of Saint Dominique A. News traveled fast by ships – people obsessed with news B. People describe events to the enslaved that are working besides them C. Few thought that slaves should take democratic ideals to heart because sugar was king and Haiti was sugar capital of the world VII. Sugar cane leaves sharp – when they cut you sweat and it gets into the wound and it burns A. Ants that bite and it itches a lot B. Slaves from Africa wouldn’t last 3 years the way the system was organized C. Relentless terror – “rational management” D. If slave acted out or refused to work they would be shot E. Whipping made an impression F. Amputations for runaways G. Rubbing hot powder into wounds H. Slaves hung and left to die I. Human life given little value VIII. Some blacks achieved freedom A. Born of white fathers B. Achieved freedom by wits and intelligence – Toussaint IX.Toussaint A. Ambitious, genius B. Born slave C. Master was tolerant for the times – Toussaint learned to read and write as a child D. Able to be a manager of the plantation he worked on E. Saw possibilities where other people didn’t F. Had businesses and contacts in the U.S. G. Had phenomenal organizational skills
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X. Mixed race population obsessed with the French Revolution A. Not simply black and white – had a range of color – one historian gave 110 kinds of color and to each gave them a name – accounting for drops of black blood B. Born free but not equal – had to show physical respect for whites – stand up, call them mister – not easy for them – first to ask for equality (before pure blacks) C. In 1791 sent petition to France’s new government and asked for full citizenship i. Important because asking for a right in a society that was based on inequality ii. Pissed off whites – threaten, beat, and kill mixed races in the capital
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course HIST 346L taught by Professor Guridy during the Summer '09 term at University of Texas.

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