Toussaint Louverture: Surprise Attack
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History → Carribbean History → The Haitian Revolution
Toussaint Louverture leads a surprise attack on a French dispatchment that attempts to surround his Haitian stronghold and quell his rebellion. This clip appropriately illustrates the brutality that is characteristic of the revolution.
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Why does the general not bombard the powder as is suggested to him?
Why is Louverture unpredictable?
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