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The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution

Author: C L R James; James Walvin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats
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This title chronicles the successful revolt when brutally treated slaves in Saint Domingo rose up in rebellion against their French masters during the French Revolution in 1791.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture; François D Toussaint Louverture
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C L R James; James Walvin
ISBN: 0141937084 9780141937083
OCLC Number: 1052116074
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents: I. The Property --
II. The Owners --
III. Parliament and Property --
IV. The San Domingo Masses Begin --
V. And the Paris Masses Complete --
VI. The Rise of Toussaint --
VII. The Mulattoes Try and Fail --
VIII. The White Slave-Owners Again --
IX. The Explusion of the British --
X. Toussaint Seizes the Power --
XI. The Black Consul --
XII. The Bourgeoisie Prepares to Restore Slavery --
XIII. The War of Independence --
App. From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Fidel Castro.
Responsibility: C.L.R. James ; with an introduction and notes by James Walvin.

Abstract:

This title chronicles the successful revolt when brutally treated slaves in Saint Domingo rose up in rebellion against their French masters during the French Revolution in 1791.

In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves. In 1791 the waves of unrest inspired by the French Revolution reached across the Atlantic dividing the loyalties of the white population of the island. The brutally treated slaves of Saint Domingo seized at this confusion and rose up in rebellion against masters. In thisclassic work, CLR James chronicles the only successful slave revolt in history and provides a critical portrait of their leader, Toussaint L'Ouverture, 'one of the most remarkable men of a period rich in remarkable men'.

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