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 - Byron Price - Goodreads
This was an excellent read and should be a required read for those who study revolution, leadership and the errors made by great men and women. Read full review
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I have held a long fascination for Haiti, first because of voodoo, but then because it was the first really successful slave revolt in the history of the western hemisphere. The Black Jacobins was ... Read full review