Haiti: Mackandal

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It is not above twenty-five years ago, that the island of St. Domingo trembled at the single name of Mackandal. Born in Africa, in one of the countries at the foot of Mount Atlas, he was unquestionably of high rank; for his education had been attended to with an assiduity not common among the negroes. He could read and write the Arabic language; nor was he the only negro, fallen by chance into slavery, and conveyed to our colonies, that could boast of this talent.

“The Negro Makandal: an Authentic History,” The Gentleman’s and London Magazine (1788)

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  1. Posted June 27, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    The Negro Makandal: an Authentic History: http://t.co/WtT7rogJ #haiti

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