World History 1802

About the history of the world in 1802, Napoleon reestablishes slave labor and is named Consul for life.

TWO CENTURIES OF WORLD HISTORY: 1778-1978

1802

Napoleon reestablished slave labor (abolished in 1794) in Haiti to complete his plans for the Western Hemisphere. His brother-in-law, Charles Victor Leclerc, and 25,000 troops were sent to unseat Toussaint L'Ouverture, who retaliated with a scorched-earth campaign. After arranging peace terms with the French, Toussaint was betrayed by treachery into French hands and died miserably in a dungeon in the Jura Alps a year later. Leclerc lost 24,000 men to disease and blacks determined not to be enslaved.

Aug. 2 The French voted-overwhelmingly to accept Napoleon as the First Consul for life, with the right to designate a successor.

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