The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

Voorkant
Penguin Adult, 31 mei 2001 - 363 pagina's
In 1791, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, the slaves of San Domingo rose in revolt. Despite invasion by a series of British, Spanish and Napoleonic armies, their twelve-year struggle led to the creation of Haiti, the first independent black republic outside Africa. Only three years later, the British and Americans ended the Atlantic slave trade.

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The Haitian Revolution is such a cool but complicated historical event. This is a nice narrative of it, fiery and impassioned. CLR is clearly an admirer of Toussaint's and hopes for Haiti to serve as ... Volledige review lezen

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A great book about a surprisingly little known chapter of history. The glorious beginning of what would become the long sad story of Haiti. Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2001)

C L R James was born in Trinidad in 1901 and was one of the prominent figures in the West Indian diaspora. He wrote extensively on Caribbean history, Marxist theory, literary criticism, Western civilisation, African politics, cricket and popular culture. He died in 1989.

James Walvin is Professor of modern history at the University of York and is co-editor of the journal 'Slavery and Abolition'.

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