The Slave Revolt That Created A Country

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Haiti was under French colonial rule in 1791 when the revolution began, resulting in the largest and most successful slave revolt in modern history.


It’s a compelling story that deserves to be heard, and one with some incredible women at the heart of it.


Who were they? How did the island’s vodou ceremonies help galvanise the cause? And what is their legacy today?


Joining Kate is Marlene Daut, author of Awakening The Ashes: An Intellectual History of the Haitian Revolution, to tell us more.


This episode was edited and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long.


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