The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution

Author: C L R James
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New [ed.]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: Electronic books
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Named Person: Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C L R James
ISBN: 9780141937083 0141937084
OCLC Number: 1285216138
Notes: Previous ed.: London: Allison and Busby, 1980.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Description: xx, 363p. : map
Responsibility: C.L.R. James.

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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The black Plato of our generation ... the founding father of African emancipation. * The Times * Contains some of the finest and most deeply felt polemical writing against slavery and racism ever to Read more...

 
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