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The Mode of exterminating the Black Army as practised by the French

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The Mode of exterminating the Black Army as practised by the French

Description

The fighting between the French and the Haitians was very bloody. When the French tried to put down Toussaint in 1802, it took them some five months with an expeditionary force of 23,000. Supplied by locals, the French seized the towns, gradually extending their control to the countryside. Eventually they even captured L’Ouverture but never could quell the uprising.

The expeditionary force sent by Napoleon to reconquer Saint Domingue met great resistance. Both sides committed atrocities. Here the French are shown throwing their enemies overboard to a certain death. Such tactics ultimately failed, however, as the blacks established an independent republic of Haiti.

Creator

J. Barlow (engraver)

Source

Internet Archive

Date

1805

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/226/
Marcus Rainsford, An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti (London: Albron Press, 1805), 27.

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Identifier

226
Internet Archive, John Carter Brown Library - Haiti Collection
555

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Engraving