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The Cost of Haiti’s Freedom

The Cost of Haiti’s Freedom

Update: 2022-06-039
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In 1791, enslaved Haitians did the seemingly impossible. They ousted their French masters and created the first free Black nation in the Americas.

But France made Haitians pay for that freedom.

A team of reporters from The New York Times looked at the extent and effect of the ensuing payments.

Guest: Catherine Porter, the Toronto bureau chief for The New York Times.

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The Cost of Haiti’s Freedom

The Cost of Haiti’s Freedom

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