American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Dessalines, Jean Jacques 1758?-1806. African-born emperor of Haiti (1804-1806) who defeated the French (1803) to gain independence for the island. His despotic rule led to his assassination.
“In 1893, Miss Henrietta Vinton Davis organized a colored company in Chicago, and produced "Dessalines,”
“He calls the former professor "Dessalines," a reference to Jean-Jacques Dessalines, once of”
“He calls the former professor "Dessalines," a reference to Jean-Jacques Dessalines, once of Haiti's liberators.”
“In 1802, after L'Ouverture's capture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines became revolutionary leader.”
“It did so in the late 1790s and early 1800s under the generalships of the legendary Toussaint L'Ouverture and Jacques Dessalines and it has seemed that ever since that day the country has been made to do a penance for such an insolence — with that independence being twisted into a rough abandonment, save for the plundering by nearby powers, Haiti unfortunately still needed to get by from day to day.”
“In short summary Toussaint Louverture was a brilliant strategist and Dessalines was absolutely ruthless.”
“He looked at Dessalines again, waving on his horse.”
“Above it stood the statue of Dessalines on a horse, waving to his left.”
“If Dessalines were alive today, Aliodor says, he would lead the people in a revolution against the government, foreign soldiers and other foreigners who aren't helping.”
“In 1806, Dessalines himself was brutally assassinated, touching off a cycle of political violence that would haunt Haiti for the next two centuries.”
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