"Demographics of Saint Domingue"

The most evident statistic to be seen here is that slaves, already making up almost nine–tenths of the population, were increasing at a far more rapid rate than either whites or free people of color. Inevitably, in a revolutionary situation, slaves were bound to make their presence felt.

Source: James E. McClellan III, Colonialism and Science: Saint Domingue in the Old Regime, (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992), 47.