Haitian Revolution of 1791 – 1804

French Colonialists versus Haitian Revolutionaries


The Haitian Revolution of 1791 – 1804 (HR) was a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection by self-liberated slaves against French colonial rule in Saint-Domingue, now the sovereign nation of Haiti. It began in 1791 and ended in 1804 with the former colony's independence. It was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state, which was both free from slavery, and ruled by non-whites and former captives. With the recent increase in Haitian Revolutionary Studies, it is now widely seen as a defining moment in the history of racism in the Atlantic World.

Notice: The following Haitian Revolution simulation begins on August 14, 1791.


  • Haitian Revolution of 1791 – 1804


French Colonialists
Co-Crisis Director: Alexander Rigante (Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law)
Assistant Crisis Director: Mercedes Alexia Tabah (University of Ottawa)
Assistant Crisis Director: Myriam Babin (Concordia University)
Assistant Crisis Director: Parminder Cheema (McGill University)
Assistant Crisis Director: Victoria Bolanos-Roberts (Concordia University)
Chair: Issa Ammari (Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law)
Assistant Chair: Sabrina Rahman (Dawson College)

Haitian Revolutionaries
Co-Crisis Director: Gabriel Guppy (Concordia University)
Assistant Crisis Director: Andrew Fawaz (McGill University)
Assistant Crisis Director: Dimitrios Valkanas (Dawson College)
Assistant Crisis Director: Paul Kaiser (McGill University)
Assistant Crisis Director: Stephann Sahmkow (Concordia University)
Assistant Crisis Director: Victor Martin (McGill University)
Chair: Alexandre Vachon (McGill University)
Assistant Chair: Angela Du (Concordia University)


*Accessible only to delegates of the committee. 

French Colonialists


Alexander Rigante
Co-Crisis Director

Victoria Bolanos-Roberts.jpg

Victoria Bolanos-Roberts
Assistant Crisis Director


Mercedes Alexia Tabah
Assistant Crisis Director


Issa Ammari


Myriam Babin
Assistant Crisis Director


Sabrina Rahman
Assistant Chair


Parminder Cheema
Assistant Crisis Director

Haitian Revolutionaries


Gabriel Guppy
Co-Crisis Director


Stephann Sahmkow
Assistant Crisis Director


Andrew Fawaz
Assistant Crisis Director


Victor Martin
Assistant Crisis Director


Dimitrios Valkanas
Assistant Crisis Director


Alexandre Vachon


Paul Kaiser
Assistant Crisis Director


Angela Du
Assistant Chair