When slavery ruled Haiti, field workers lived and died worse than farm animals. But up in the mountains, the drums of revolution sounded. In 1804, African-Haitians overthrew plantation masters and took control of the republic. According to legend, voudou leader Dutty Boukman set the wheels in motion at Alligator Wood, where a band of Maroons came together in religious ceremony. They pledged to fight for freedom by any means necessary, and then they went to war.
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