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

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

Author: C L R James; James Walvin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats
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; Pierre Dominique Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture; François D Toussaint Louverture
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L R James; James Walvin
ISBN: 0140299815 9780140299816
OCLC Number: 46332394
Notes: This edition originally published: London : Allison and Busby, 1980. Previous edition: London : Secker and Warburg, 1938.
Description: xx, 363 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm
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 --
Appendix: From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Fidel Castro.
Responsibility: C.L.R. James ; with an introduction and notes by James Walvin.


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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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