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The Black Jacobins
Toussaint Louverture and the San Domingo Revolution, 2nd ed. Revised
C.L.R James   (More from this author)
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The Black Jacobins - Haitian Book Centre - Haitian Books in Creole, English and French, francophone litterature - Cliquer pour agrandir Synopsis
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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448 Pages
English
 
 
Publisher: Vintage Books Ed.
New York 1998
ISBN: 9780679724674
 
Price: $ 16.00
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