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Attaque et Combat de Leogane, St. Domingue.
Paris?: Delloye?, 1835?

Between 1791 and 1803 the enslaved Africans of Saint-Domingue rebelled and drove the French colonists out of the country. In 1804, Haiti, thus, became the first free black nation in the Western Hemisphere.

During the Haitian revolt, France sent soldiers to Haiti to quell the rebellion, Great Britain invaded southern Haiti, and Spain, which held the eastern half of the island, maneuvered to take Haiti for a colony. All were defeated.
This print shows French soldiers skirmishing near Léogâne, a town located on Haiti's southern peninsula, west of Port-au-Prince.

Image no. 2005-229-1

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