knowledge and experience? (Geggus 25). Revolution in the American colonies had a great impact of the Haitian revolution. During the French Revolution in 1789 free men of color asked the new government to grant citizenship that would free black men. When plantation owners got word of this they simply refused to comply with the French?s new government and consequently fights began to break out between plantation owners and the free men. Revolting and rebellion then began as well. Revolting black slaves wanted revenge for all the harsh treatment they had received and it was accomplished through the burning down of plantations and the killing of whites. In time Saint Domingue was declared independent and it was given the name Haiti. Even though the new black republic of Haiti still came across and experienced tremendous hardships and the constant threat of invasion, their successful rebellion was a first and was a huge stepping stone for the abolishment of slavery. To sum it all up, slavery in the Caribbean, similar to the rest of the world, was considered pretty vicious. Yet even though the treatment of slaves was harsh and cruel in a way it united and brought together the slaves. Whether it was through things like sabotage on the plantation, running away and creating their own communities, or just an all out rebellion, African slaves wanted to show these European oppressors that they weren?t going to take their harshness anymore and be victims, and that they not only wanted but deserved racial equality. Though the abolishment of slavery didn?t come until years later, every individual and group action against slavery absolutely contributed to the effort of universal freedom for all slaves and eventually gave way to the complete abolishment of slavery that we have today.
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