The Haitian influence in New Orleans dated back to 1791
The new immigrants, including some 3,100 free persons of color, reshaped the society. Over concerns by the American government that these new free persons of color would spread a revolution
The immigrants from saint Domingue were specially helpful after the great fire of 1794 in the City of New Orleans, for their contribution in rebuilding.
Haitian influence continues in New Orleans even after the United States took over the territory. Haitian Creoles and cooking contributed in maintaining largely French influence in the society
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