St. Domingue: A Brief History Of Haiti

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Haiti has an extensive history filled with a great deal of violence. The island was discovered in the 1500’s by Europeans such as Columbus. After the Europeans arrival natives were seized with health and living problems which nearly lead to their extinction. Soon after the French took over the island and renamed it Saint Domingue. They later began the process of establishing agriculture by cultivation that lead to the production of indigo, sugar, and coffee. The labor was harsh and as time passed the French’s operation expanded and so did the demand on helping hands. Therefore, massive amounts of slave were migrated into the colony. Their contribution lead St. Domingues towards its wealth and eventually it's demise as a French
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