Toussaint L'Ouverture


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Tous·saint L'Ou·ver·ture

 (to͞o-săN′ lo͞o-vĕr-tür′), François Dominique 1743?-1803.
Haitian military and political leader who led a successful slave insurrection (1791-1793) and helped the French expel the British from Haiti (1798). In 1801 he invaded Spanish Santo Domingo and briefly maintained control over the entire island, establishing the first black-led government in the Americas. After Napoleon's troops invaded, he was arrested and deported to France (1802).

Toussaint L'Ouverture

(French tusɛ̃ luvɛrtyr)
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(Biography) Pierre Dominique (pjɛr dɔminik). ?1743–1803, Haitian revolutionary leader. He was made governor of the island by the French Revolutionary government (1794) and expelled the Spanish and British but when Napoleon I proclaimed the re-establishment of slavery he was arrested. He died in prison in France

Tous•saint L'Ou•ver•ture

(Fr. tuˈsɛ̃ lu vɛrˈtür)
n.
(Francis Dominique Toussaint) 1743–1803, Haitian military and political leader.
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Haitian bloodshed became an argument to show the barbarous nature of the Negro, a doctrine Wendell Phillips sought to combat in his celebrated lecture on Toussaint L'Ouverture.
1794: Toussaint L'Ouverture switches his allegiance from Spain to France Leader in what would become Haiti, behind the only successful revolution of enslaved people in history.
Everybody knows the great black general Toussaint L'Ouverture is black.
Yet the curators use these figures to upend traditional accounts of American history and democracy, placing a life-sized statue of founding father Thomas Jefferson beside others of Haitian Revolutionary leader Toussaint L'Ouverture, poet Phillis Wheatley, and Elizabeth Freeman, the first slave to win a freedom suit in Massachusetts.
The novel raises Tula to the level slave rebel heroes such as Cudjoe, Nanny, Macandal, Nat Turner, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Queen Mary, among others.
She purports that the triumph of Toussaint L'Ouverture and the influx of refugees aroused curiosities about the reportedly lavish lifestyles and illicit sexual relationships between free women of color and wealthy Frenchmen.
Today, James is probably best known for his classic The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution.
Though in his Carthage speech he mentions some of the great personalities of the last century, he bears better comparison with an earlier giant of African history and is better bookended with this figure, Toussaint L'Ouverture.
The Council also heard about Toussaint L'Ouverture, one of Mr.
Touissant, who is named after Toussaint L'Ouverture, leader of the Haitian Revolution, basks in a privileged world of perfect teeth and married parents.
Herskovits, John Henrik Clarke, Lorraine Hansberry, Malcolm X and Nat King Cole, among others, which added to a catalog of treasures, like a rare recording of a Marcus Garvey speech, a signed first edition of Phillis Wheatley's poetry and documents signed by Toussaint L'Ouverture.
Led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, and inspired by the 1789 French Revolution.