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African American and African Studies

Slavery in the New World

The reach of slavery in the New World was wide, extending beyond the U.S. to the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Stamp of  Toussaint Louverture who led a slave revolt in Haiti in 1791

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)

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