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Toussaint L'Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography

John Relly Beard

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

François-Dominique Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743-1803) rose to fame in 1791 during the Haitian struggle for independence. In this revolt, he led thousands of slaves on the island of Hispañola to fight against the colonial European powers of France, Spain and England. The former slaves ultimately established the independent state of Haiti and expelled the Europeans. L’Ouverture eventually became the governor and Commander-In-Chief of Haiti before recognizing and submitting to French rule in 1801. In June of 1802, L’Ouverture was arrested by French forces and taken to France where he was imprisoned at Joux. There he penned his autobiography “. . . to render to the French government an exact account of my conduct.” L’Ouverture died in prison on April 7, 1803 from pneumonia.Although L’Ouverture died a captive of the French, the revolution he led was historically perhaps the most significant world event opposing slavery. It precipitated a re-examination--among the major European powers as well as those in the new world--of the right of all mankind to be free and self-governing.John Relly Beard, an English minister, wrote The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture and published it in London in 1853. Ten years later, the biography was re-published and augmented to include L’Ouverture’s 35-page translated autobiography--along with other documents and contributions by public officials--and was re-published in Boston. This reconstituted edition was titled, Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography. (Introduction by James K. White)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

13h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

43:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

41:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:00:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

35:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

40:07