True - but it's the entire island that needs to switch, and if anything there are more slaves in the east than the west of the island, and the slave owners, as they were not in rebellion, get compensation from the British which they can use to invest in renovation or new enterprises. True, but then again, there is still work to be done, just now on a more even playing field (not even, just more even). See above. I disagree - certainly no more 'shitty' than anywhere else in OTL's British Caribbean at the time (and in fact may be a bit better off since they had a sort of two stage emancipation). Now which 'Haitians' and which 'east' are we talking about? Some will undoubtably move, and undoubtably it will not be as easy to profit from plantations as pre-slavery, but there will be investment in the island and there will be those who stay. Land is land, and much of the plantation owners will find ways to adapt to the new reality.