Independent Lens

When the Drum is Beating: The Painful Truth of Haiti's Colon

Clip: Season 13 | 1m 19s

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary, When the Drum Is Beating, Professor Robert Fatton considers how the French colonists depended on African slave labor to achieve economic dominance -- and used the most brutal methods to dominate the men and women they enslaved.

Aired: 04/12/12

Rating: TV-PG

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