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- By the end of the lesson all of you will be able to identify the two different opinions about Toussaint L’Ouverture following group discussions.
- By the end of the lesson most of you will have developed new categorising skills after analysis of sources of Toussaint L’Ouverture.
- By the end of the lesson some of you will have developed the confidence to debate why certain sources are biased against Toussaint L’Ouverture to the rest of the class.
In the 18th Century, the island of San Domingo was ruled by France. The French forced black slaves to work on plantations and made lots of money from selling sugar grown on the island. The slaves worked long hours and were treated cruelly.
When news reached San Domingo that working class French people had successfully executed Louis XVI the slaves hoped that the new French government would improve their lives as well. This did not happen.
The slaves wanted freedom and started a violent revolution against the white slave owners in August 1791.
The revolution was led by a former slave called Toussaint L’Ouverture. Many people on San Domingo thought that he was a brave and fair leader – a hero. How accurate is this opinion?
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