Liberte, Egalite, Esclavage : French Revolutionary Ideals and the Failure of the Leclerc Expedition to Saint-Domingue

@article{Girard2005LiberteEE,
  title={Liberte, Egalite, Esclavage : French Revolutionary Ideals and the Failure of the Leclerc Expedition to Saint-Domingue},
  author={Philip Girard},
  journal={French Colonial History},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={55 - 77}
}
  • P. Girard
  • Published 25 October 2005
  • Sociology
  • French Colonial History
<p> En 1801-1803, Napoléon Bonaparte envoya à Saint-Domingue (Haïti) une expédition chargée de rétablir l'autorité française dans la colonie. L'expédition fut un échec retentissant: 50.000 hommes périrent, et l'armée noire et mulâtre fut victorieuse. Les raisons qui avaient poussé Bonaparte à intervenir à Saint-Domingue avaient bien peu à voir avec les idéaux révolutionnaires. Il avait probablement l'intention de rétablir l'esclavage et l'exclusif en vigueur avant la Révolution. Les officiers… 
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