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Haiti: Jean-Baptiste Belley, député de Saint-Domingue

Jean-Baptiste Belley, député de Saint Dominique à la Convention (1797), Anne Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson. Oil on canvas. Collection: Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles Jean Baptiste Belley was one of the three representatives of the French colonies elected in San Domingue in 1793. Taken from his native Senegalese island […]

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Haiti: Americas

Advantage may, indeed, be taken of their present ignorance; glittering and permanent rewards may be promised to their valour; they may be inspired with contemptuous notions of the blacks whom they are going to subdue; and it may not be till successive armies, the flowers of the French chivalry, are swallowed up and lost without […]

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