It was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state, which was both free from slavery, and ruled by non-whites and former captives.
Its effects on the institution of slavery were felt throughout the Americas.
The rebels' organizational capacity and tenacity under pressure became the source of stories that shocked and frightened slave owners.
While acknowledging the cross-influences, most contemporary historians distinguish the Haitian Revolution from the French Revolution.
On the night of 28 February, the Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was forced from power.
Six other deaths have also been blamed on Matthew: One man died in Colombia, four people were killed in the Dominican Republic, and a teenager was killed in St.
"All of Wednesday and Thursday, the Bahamas are going to be dealing with this storm," Sarsalari said late Tuesday night. You're going to have storm surge issues there, as well." Matthew similarly lingered over Haiti — a staggering blow to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere — and officials feared that the country would have to contend with yet another devastating humanitarian disaster.
Related: Hurricane Matthew: Relief Groups Mobilize for Haiti After 'Catastrophic' Damage A key bridge collapsed in the town of Petit-Goâve on the highway that links Haiti's hardest-hit southwestern peninsula region to the capital, Port-au-Prince.
) was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti.
It began in 1791 and ended in 1804 with the former colony's independence.