Did you know? The city of Miragoane was to be the site of one of Haiti’s most ferocious color wars...

The city of Miragoane was to be the site of one of Haiti’s most ferocious color wars, as asserted by many historians, including the every reliable Jacques Nicolas Leger. Here is a sketch of the city, as it looked in the year 1881. But what exactly happened in that city? According to historian Max Manigat (author of the book Leaders of Haiti: 1804-2004), on March 27th 1883, hundreds of politicians and other opponents of Haiti’s then president Lysius Salomon, and mostly members of Parti Liberal (Liberal Party) left their hideout in Cuba and Jamaica, where they had gone into exile a few years before and landed in the South of Haiti. Jacques Nicolas Leger in the book Haiti and Her Detractors contends that the exiles were led by Charles Jean-Pierre Boyer Bazelais. According to the book Haiti, Rising Flames from Burning Ashes, Bazelais was the grandson of Jean-Pierre Boyer, one of Haiti’s past presidents. #haiti #haitian #portauprince #haitihistory

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