National Heroes: Haiti: Toussaint L'overture

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Toussaint L’overture first fought for the Spanish against the French; then for France against Spain and Britain; and finally, for Saint-Domingue(modern Haiti)'s colonial sovereignty against Napoleonic France. He then helped transform the insurgency into a revolutionary movement, which by 1800 had turned Saint-Domingue, the most prosperous slave colony of the time, into the first free colonial society to have explicitly rejected race as the basis of social ranking..

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