The Haitian Revolution of 1804 is a singular event in history. An enslaved people rose up, broke their chains and established a new state. Haiti was a beacon of inspiration to millions of enslaved people, and helped spark the worldwide anti-slavery movement. This year marks the 200th anniversary of that revolution. Through two turbulent centuries, Haiti’s history illuminates an often-overlooked facet of globalization and its relationship to a people’s struggle for freedom and survival.

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