The reach of slavery in the New World was wide, extending beyond the U.S. to the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Beginning in 1791, François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture led a revolution in Haiti that transformed that slave island nation into an indepednent free black state.
(Toussaint Louverture, Wikimedia Commons)
Try some of these Web sites to find more information. Many of them are hosted at universities across the U.S.