The shocking true story of the murderous, bloody, and anti-white reign of terror in the French colony of San Domingo—now called Haiti—which raged from 1789 to 1805.
During this time, 450,000 Negro slaves, 39,000 whites and 27,500 mixed-race persons slugged it out in a bloodthirsty conflict which ended with the complete extermination of every white person on the Caribbean island—and created the state of Haiti.
This book is unique in that it is completely based on original source material, translated for the very first time, from the official records of the colony kept in France’s national archive.
In this way, a step-by-step narrative of the entire drama unfolds before the reader’s eyes, revealing in shocking detail the full extent of the causes, the violence, the attempted retribution, and finally the extermination of all white people on the island state.
The lessons contained in this book—on the ills of slavery, the incompatibility of the races, and the dangers of liberal ideology—are more valid today than ever before.
I. Introduction and Early History
II. Natural Features, Population, and Government
III. The Whites
IV. The Mulattoes and the Color Line
V. The Slaves
V.> The Eve of the Revolution In San Domingo
VII. First Stage of the Colonial Struggle In France
VIII. The First Troubles in San Domingo
VIII. The Assembly of Saint-Marc
IX. The Decree of May 15, 1791
X. The Negro Insurrection in the North
XII. The Mulatto Insurrection in the West
XII. The First Civil Commissioners
XIV. The Law of April 4, 1792
XV. The Second Civil Commissioners
XVI. Sonthonax’s Rule in the North
XVII. Polverel’s Government of the West
XVIII. The Destruction of Le Cap
XX. The English Intervention
XXI. The Advent of Toussaint Louverture
XXII. The Third Civil Commissioners
XXIII. The Mission of General Hédouville
XXIV. The War between The Castes
XXV. The Triumph of Toussaint Louverture
XXVI. The Advent of Bonaparte
XXVII. The Coming of Leclerc
XXVIII. The Coming of The Yellow Fever
XXIX. The Last Phase