Toussaint Louverture: Fighting for Freedom
00:05:16 - 00:07:16
History → Carribbean History → The Haitian Revolution
Toussaint tells Biassou that his moment aims to go far beyond amnesty; he wants total liberation on the island. Meanwhile, the French authorities wrestle with how to deal with the unrest on the island.
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Why does Toussaint fight?
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How does Rigaud feel about the colonial order?
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