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Haiti is also The Theatre for this man's Accomplishments...

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Toussaint Louverture: History's Unsung Hero Toussaint Louverture's "Firsts"

By Milton B. Beckerman

1. The Louisiana Purchase may not have been made had it not been for Toussaint Louverture.

2. Louverture freed the slaves of Haiti in the only permanently successful slave revolt in history.

3. He developed the idea of dominion status for Haiti as part of France.

Rejected by Napoleon, the idea subsequently was used by Great Britain 66 years later on July 1, 1862, when Canada became the first dominion.

4. He wrote the first constitution for Haiti.

It was the second constitution for a republic in the Western Hemisphere.

5. He was the greatest Black general in history, except for Hannibal 2000 years earlier.

6. He was the most outstanding Black statesman in history.

7. He possessed outstanding ability as a civil administrator.

8. He set up the first legal code for Haiti.

9. He devised the first universal school system for Black people.

10. He dealt with the first five presidents of the United States or their representatives, either when they were in that office or when they were Secretary of State.

11. He was the first Black man to be the subject of poems by two of America's leading poets.

12. He was the only Black general to defeat three of the world's biggest armies: French, British and Spanish.

13. He declared emancipation for slaves 61 years before U.S. president Abraham Lincoln did so.

He devised a plan for how slaves could gain economic freedom, before those rights were granted in any other country.

15. By bringing the freedom of slaves to the world's attention, Louverture' example helped other worldwide liberation movements develop (women's right to vote and other women's issues, child labor laws, environmental movements and others).

16. He caused European governments for the first time to deal with the aspirations of Black colonial people.

His example was followed by Simon Bolivar in South America, Russians with serfs, British in India, and Boers in South Africa (due to Gandhi's leadership).

17. Set up the first new and simplified tax code. 2
18. He got rid of corrupt French tax collectors in Haiti.

Substituted clear-cut tax rules.

19. He promulgated and administered new laws with justice (unique for colonials).

20. He improved the quality of slaves' lives measurably.

Gave them pride as members of society.

21. He was the "First one who brought guerrilla warfare to he notice of military historians.

He used strict discipline and precision with athletic prowess." 4

1. Slaves Who Freed Haiti, Katherine Scherman, 1954, pg 121
2. Slaves Who Freed Haiti, Katherine Scherman, 1954, pg 121
3. The Black Jacobins, C.L.R. James, 1963, pag 265
4. This Guilded African, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Wenda Parkinson, 1978 pg. 31

Jean Jacques S Alexis, October 25 2012, 1:36 AM

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I dont think true smart open-minded, understanding haitians gives a darn whether haiti is not the poorest county to make us feel better to just know... read more >
Lansky-nef, 2-Aug-10 1:24 pm
SORRY!! but Haiti is the poorest country, in the wetern hemisphere. I been in both countrys in the month of july 2010, and what I saw by far Haiti... read more >
Mike Johnson, 10-Sep-10 6:39 pm
Wow! I must say you have no idea of you'd post here. My native country is Honduras and Nicaragua is very much a rich country. They have good... read more >
Herch, 5-Nov-10 12:52 pm
Dear Redlaw, You were so correct when you wrote this, and now the earthquake made everything so much worse again! May God move both Nicarauguans and... read more >
Brian Sitterley, 5-Jan-11 9:39 pm
Every country have bad thing happen but haiti just happen to be on TV more then them, because of haiti's story. First black that open the dor for... read more >
Richelle, 30-Jan-11 7:14 pm
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Diamoniquia Brown, 21-Feb-11 11:44 am
Haiti is still a poor country so whats the big deal. It's still underdeveloped and maybe at number 2 know. Spread the message you got to be kidding... read more >
4mal, 25-Jul-11 3:10 pm
Is Nicaragua and Somalia in front of Haiti? If so why? Please answer my question. read more >
Harold Fleurine, 18-Oct-12 1:25 am
Haiti is also The Theatre for this man's Accomplishments... Keep You heads up Be proud.. read below... Toussaint Louverture: History's Unsung Hero... read more >
Jean Jacques S Alexis, 25-Oct-12 1:36 am
Does it really matter? Is there that much of a difference between being the poorest and the 2nd or 3rd poorest in the hemisphere? How does this so... read more >
James P, 14-Nov-12 10:21 pm
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