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 Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Named Person: Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L R James
ISBN: 0140299815 9780140299816
OCLC Number: 803275018
Description: XX, 363 p.
Contents: The property; the owners; parliament and property; the San Domingo masses begin; and the Paris masses complete; the rise of Toussaint; the Mulattoes try and fail; the white slave-owners again; the expulsion of the British; Toussaint seizes the power; the black consul; the bourgeoisie prepares to restore slavery; the War of Independence.
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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