The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period

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CONTENTS
BOOK THE FIRST.
FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE STRUGGLE FOR LIB
ERTY IN HAYTI TO THE FULL ESTABLISHMENT OF TOUSSAINT
L’OUVERTURE’S POWER.
CHAPTER I. 
 Description of Hayti—its name, mountains, rivers, climate, productions, and chief cities and townsp.1
CHAPTER II. 
 Columbus discovers Hayti—Under his successors the Spanish colony extirpates the natives—The Buccaneers lay in the West the basis of a French colony—its growth and prosperity10
CHAPTER III. 
 The diverse elements of the population of Hayti—The blacks, the whites, the mulattoes—Immorality and servitude16
CHAPTER IV. 
 Family, birth, and education of Toussaint L’Ouverture—His promotions in servitude—His marriage—Reads Raynal, and begins to think himself the providentially appointed liberator of his brethren23
CHAPTER V. 
 Toussaint’s presumed scriptural studies—The Mosaic code—Christian principles adverse to slavery—Christ, Paul, the Epistle to Philemon36
CHAPTER VI. 
 Immediate causes of the rising of the blacks—Dissensions of the planters —Spread of anti-slavery opinions in Europe—The outbreak of the first French Revolution—Negro insurrection, Toussaint protects his master and mistress, and their property52

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