The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
In 1791, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, the slaves of San Domingo rose in revolt. Despite invasion by a series of British, Spanish and Napoleonic armies, their twelve-year struggle led to the creation of Haiti, the first independent black republic outside Africa. Only three years later, the British and Americans ended the Atlantic slave trade.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - numbernine - LibraryThing
The Haitian Revolution is such a cool but complicated historical event. This is a nice narrative of it, fiery and impassioned. CLR is clearly an admirer of Toussaint's and hopes for Haiti to serve as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehines - LibraryThing
A great book about a surprisingly little known chapter of history. The glorious beginning of what would become the long sad story of Haiti. Read full review