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The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

"With all that's going on in Haiti right now, check out this history of the Haitian Revolution written by the Pan-African and Marxist historian C.L.R. James. The Haitian Revolution is one of the forgotten and fascinating historical moments of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. James goes beyond the individual's personalities and digs into the conditions that are so often ignored by most historians. It's a strongly researched and argued history and deserves to be on your shelf."

Dan D.

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Author C.L.R. James
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date 1989-10-23
Section Latin America / Caribbean / All Staff Suggestions / Nonfiction Suggestions / Dan D.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780679724674

A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World.

This powerful, intensely dramatic book is the definitive account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that began in the wake of the Bastille but became the model for the Third World liberation movements from Africa to Cuba. It is the story of the French colony of San Domingo, a place where the brutality of master toward slave was commonplace and ingeniously refined. And it is the story of a barely literate slave named Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led the black people of San Domingo in a successful struggle against successive invasions by overwhelming French, Spanish, and English forces and in the process helped form the first independent nation in the Caribbean.  

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