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Author James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989
Title The Black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution / C.L.R. James
Imprint New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, 1989
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  972.9403 J2319 1989    AVAILABLE    30500101047135
Edition 2nd ed., rev.
Descript xi, 426 pages : map ; 19 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Note "V242."
Originally published: New York : Random House, c1963
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-389)
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 -- Appendix : from Toussaint L'Ouverture to Fidel Castro
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
Subject Toussaint Louverture, 1743-1803
Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804
Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804 -- Biography
Revolutionaries -- Haiti -- Biography
Generals -- Haiti -- Biography
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