Friday, 15 January 2010

Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution 1/6

With Haiti in the news I thought you might excuse me meandering off the path a little to feature this unique country and how their history and their shedding the shackles of colonialism (in their case Napoleonic France, England and Spain) has shaped the present. If you don't know the story I recommend you check it out - as far as I know there is a big budget movie in production (Toussaint) under the auspices of Danny Glover and featuring people like Jonathan's likely we'll be hearing more of L'Ouverture but if you are interested in American colonial history give this sequence a chance.

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