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 - Goodreads
This may not be the greatest history of the revolution (or the most lucid, detailed, measured, etc.), but it's certainly the most passionate. I wouldn't expect someone from the other side of the ... Read full review
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a passionate and meticulously sourced account of the Haitian Revolution and the life of its most celebrated leader, Toussaint L'Ouverture. James pulls no punches when discussing the contradiction ... Read full review