Questions: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Nineteenth Century
Vincent Oge organized an uprising against colonists in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, now modern-day Haiti, which served as the precursor to the Haitian Revolution in 1791. A wealthy mulatto, Oge was on a business trip to Paris at a time when the French Revolution started, henceforth giving him exposure to the ideas of the Enlightenment.
Saint-Dominque in the island of Hispaniola (Haiti) produced half of the world’s sugar at the time the French Revolution broke out.
White settlers feared slave rebellions in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) because they were aware of the inadequacy of their fortifications against Continue reading...