What Was A Violent Revolution Of Haiti Justified?

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In present day Haiti, a violent rebellion initially led by a voodoo leader gave way to the indiscriminate killing of whites in response to the physical and mental torment bonds people experienced at the hands of their masters. Haitian slaves reached a point where they felt physical violence was justified because of the harsh treatment they had endured. Even though they risked their lives, the alternative of living the rest of their lives as slaves was no longer a viable option. Ultimately, this revolt was successful, and the slaves were able to gain independence from the French. These events had a profound impact beyond Haiti and “their surprising victory sent shock waves throughout the plantations across the Americas.” Masters viewed themselves

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