Today In History: In 1791 the Haitian Revolution Began With Revolt of Slaves in Northern Province

The Haitian Revolution was a slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic.

The Haitian Revolution was the only slave revolt which led to the founding of a state.

The revolution was one of the two successful attempts, along with the American Revolution, to achieve permanent independence from a European colonial power for an American state before the 19th century.

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