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

TitleThe Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1938
AuthorsJames, C. L. R.
Number of Pages448
PublisherThe Dial Press
CityNew York
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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. [Publisher Description]

Short TitleThe Black Jacobins
Original PublicationLes jacobins noirs : Toussaint-Louverture et la révolution de Saint Domingue
Reprint EditionReprinted in 1980 and 2001 by Penguin. French translation: (Editions caribéennes: Paris)
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