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Crime in Haiti: People Murdered in Haiti, Prisoners and Detainees of Haiti, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Jean Dominique, Antoine Izm ry Books LLC

Crime in Haiti: People Murdered in Haiti, Prisoners and Detainees of Haiti, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Jean Dominique, Antoine Izm ry

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Published June 12th 2010
ISBN : 9781157984931
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32 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: People Murdered in Haiti, Prisoners and Detainees of Haiti,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: People Murdered in Haiti, Prisoners and Detainees of Haiti, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Jean Dominique, Antoine Izmry, Alexandre Paul, Mark Bourque, Jacques Roche, Prostitution in Haiti, Guy Malary. Excerpt: Jean-Jacques Dessalines (Haitian Creole: ) (20 September 1758 17 October 1806) was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. He was autocratic in his rule and crowned himself Emperor of Hati in 1805. He also was a great-grandfather of Cincinnatus Leconte, who served as President of Haiti from 1911 to 1912. Beginning as Governor-General, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (18041806). He is remembered as one of the founding fathers of Haiti. Dessalines served as an officer in the French army when the colony was trying to withstand Spanish and British incursions. Later he rose to become a commander in the revolt against France. As Toussaint LOuvertures principal lieutenant, he led many successful engagements, such as the Battle of Crte--Pierrot. After the betrayal and capture of Toussaint Louverture in 1802, Dessalines became the leader of the revolution. He defeated French troops sent by Napoleon at the Battle of Vertires in 1803. Declaring Haiti an independent nation in 1804, Dessalines was chosen by a council of generals (blacks and mulattos) to assume the office of Governor-General. In September 1804, he proclaimed himself Emperor and ruled in that capacity until being assassinated in 1806. Haitian tradition holds that Dessalines was transported to Saint-Domingue as a slave. Most historians believe that he was born in Saint-Domingue to enslaved African parents. Dessalines was a slave on a plantation in the Plaine du Nord in Cormiers (now known a... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=193872