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ISBN-10: 0679724672
ISBN-13: 9780679724674
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 10/23/1989
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.14" W, 0.76" H

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint l’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

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A classic and impassioned account of the Haitian Revolution–the first revolution in the Third World and the model for the liberation movements from Africa to Cuba.

“One of the seminal texts about the history of slavery and abolition. . . . Provocative and empowering.” –The New York Times Book Review

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. It is the story of the French colony of San Domingo, a place where the brutality of master toward slave was legendary. 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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"One of the seminal texts about the history of slavery and abolition. . . . Provocative and empowering." -The New York Times Book Review

Brilliantly conceived and executed.... The absorbing narrative never departs from its rigid faithfulness to method and documentation. –Books

Mr. James is not afraid to touch his pen with the flame of ardent personal feeling–a sense of justice, love of freedom, admiration for heroism, hatred for tyranny–and his detailed, richly documented and dramatically written book holds a deep and lasting interest. –The New York Times

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ISBN-10: 0679724672
ISBN-13: 9780679724674
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 10/23/1989
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.14" W, 0.76" H
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