Toussaint louverture led what is known as the only triumphant mass slave revolt in history thanks largely to his efforts, haiti won its independence in 1804. Author of an acclaimed trilogy of novels charting the haitian revolution of 1791–1803 (all soul's rising , master of the crossro. Toussaint l'ouverture (c 1743–1803), he was the leader of the haitian revolution toussaint l’ouverture started his military career as a leader of the 1791 slave rebellion in saint-domingue, which was a french colony. Toussaint l'ouverture biography military leader (c 1743–1803) toussaint l'ouverture was a leader of the haitian independence movement during the french revolution.
Toussaint l'ouverture, françois dominique fränswä´ dômēnēk´ to͞osăn´ lo͞ovĕrtür´ [key], c1744–1803, haitian patriot and martyr a self-educated slave freed shortly before the uprising in 1791, he joined the black rebellion to liberate the slaves and became its organizational genius . Toussaint louverture’s life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction he was born a slave on saint-domingue yet earned his freedom and established himself as a small-scale planter he even purchased slaves of his own philippe girard shows how louverture transformed himself from lowly . Toussaint louverture in 1743, louverture was born a slave in saint-domingue , which was a french colony in the caribbean known for sugar and coffee production saint-domingue would later become haiti.
Written by himself first published : by m saint remy in mémoires de la vie de toussaint l'ouverture , translated and published in english for the first time in toussaint l'ouverture: a biography and autobiography by j r beard, 1863. Madison smartt bell's new biography of toussaint louverture explores the complexities of the man who created modern haiti. Toussaint louverture who lived from roughly 1744 to 1803 was the preeminent leader of haitian independence, a model of a rebel, and a paradox of a person read more published on march 24, 2008. François dominique toussaint l'ouverture (1743-1803) was an outstanding haltian military leader who controlled virtually all of hispaniola for the french before haitian independence born into slavery on plantation bréda near cap-français (now cap-haitien), françois toussaint l'ouverture was .
Compre o livro toussaint louverture: a biography na amazoncombr: confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e importados. Toussaint louverture a biography by madison smartt bell available in hardcover on powellscom, also read synopsis and reviews the author of 12 novels and three collections of stories pens the first major biography in more than. Librivox recording of toussaint l’ouverture: a biography and autobiography, by john relly beard read by james k white françois-dominique toussaint l'ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the haitian struggle for independence.
John beard's biography of louverture claims that family traditions name his grandfather as gaou guinou, a son of the king of allada louverture was the eldest of several children  pierre baptiste simon is usually considered to have been his godfather. Known to his contemporaries as “the black napoleon,” toussaint l’ouverture was a former slave who rose to become the leader of the only successful slave revolt in modern history that created an independent state, the haitian revolution the events of august 22, 1791, the “night of fire” in . In 1743, toussaint louverture was born into bondage in haiti, the french island colony then known as saint-domingue, possibly the grandson of a king from what is now the west african nation of benin.
In this fascinating biography, the first about toussaint to appear in english in more than fifty years, madison smartt bell combines a novelist's passion for his subject with a deep knowledge of the historical milieu that produced the man. Toussaint’s is an epic story, and it lies at the heart of a much praised trilogy by bell, the prolific american novelist bell’s new biography, “toussaint louverture,” is resolutely .
A new biography explores the mysterious life and times of toussaint louverture. Toussaint louverture began his military career as a leader of the 1791 slave rebellion in the french colony of saint domingue initially allied with the spaniards of neighboring santo domingo, toussaint switched allegiance to the french when they abolished slavery he gradually established control . Toussaint was born into slavery, but his master recognized his superior intelligence and mentored him photo credit: biographycom he helped create haiti’s . Toussaint l'ouverture: a biography and autobiography (taken from saint-remy's mémoires du général toussaint-louverture, écrits par lui-même, .