The slave revolution that two hundred years ago created the state of Haiti alarmed and excited public opinion on both sides on the Atlantic. Its repercussions ranged from the world commodity markets to the imagination of poets; from council of the great powers to slave quarters in Virginia, Philadelphia, Cuba and Brazil and most points in between. But one of the most fascinating aspects of the Haitian revolution is that Its success did not deter the slave-holders from continuing with the vile...

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