The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
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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Review: The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo RevolutionUser Review - Charles - Goodreads
"The difficulty was that though one could trap them like animals, transport them in pens, work them alongside an ass or a horse and beat both with the same stick, stable them and starve them, they ... Read full review
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“Free is how you is from the start, an' when it look different you got to move, just move, an' when you movin' say that is a natural freedom make you move.” -George Lamming If you find yourself not ... Read full review