Tag Archives: 1800s

Marie-Louise Christophe, Queen of Haiti

The planters talked over their billiards and their wine, and the longer they played and the more they drank the more they talked. They said things not intended for slave ears. The wine loosened their tongues and blurred their intellects. Christophe listened with amazement and then coolly digested what they said; and within the short […]

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Ramón E. Betances, Puerto Rico and Haiti

After brief periods of exile in St. Thomas, Venezuela and New York, Ramón Emeterio Betances moved to Jacmel, Haiti, where he spent the next five years (1870-1875).  As a doctor, political mediator and eventually a delegate in the Cuban Republican Party, he was able to befriend a wide array of politicians, intellectuals and common folk. […]

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Vue du Cap-Haitien, prise des hauteurs de Marchegalie

“Vue du Cap-Haitien, prise des hauteurs de Marchegalie” from Edgar La Selve, Le pays des negres; voyage a Haiti, ancienne partie francaise de Saint-Domingue (1881). Click image for source information.

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Débarquement de la flotte française à Saint-Domingue, faisant suite aux Révolutions de cette île.

Débarquement de la flotte française à Saint-Domingue, faisant suite aux Révolutions de cette île. Guerre à mort entre les Français et les Noirs. Carnage horrible, incendies, devastations, les Français chasses de Saint-Domingue. (1803). Click here for larger image and more information.

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“The troops which you say are at this moment landing, I consider as so many pieces of cards, which the slightest breath of wind will dissipate.”

“Your aid-de-camp, General, has delivered to me your letter of this day. I have the honor to inform you, that I could not deliver up the forts and posts entrusted to my command, without previous orders from the governor general, Toussaint Louverture, my immediate chief, from whom I hold the powers with which I am […]

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