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Haitian Revolution (12:16)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:39 Who made up the social classes in Saint Domingue, and why was this social pyramid unstable?
  2. 02:48 According to Dr. Daut, what was life like for an enslaved person in Saint Domingue?
  3. 04:08 According to the Dr. Daut, what was the goal of the revolutionaries in the revolution’s early days?
  4. 05:42 Who was Toussaint Louverture, and why did he fight first with the Spanish and then with the French?
  5. 06:41 How did enslaved people learn about revolutionary ideas?
  6. 11:00 This video makes the argument that Haiti’s struggle continued long after the revolution and independence. What evidence is provided to support this point?