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The black Jacobins

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This classic study of the only successful slave revolt in history is a masterpiece of historical scholarship, astute political analysis and narrative excitement. In 1791, the Caribbean island of San Domingo, France's most profitable colony and the greatest single market for the European slave trade, found itself in the grip of revolution. The island's slaves rebelled, embarking on a twelve-year struggle against their white masters and successive invading armies of French, Spanish, and British troops. The final defeat of Bonaparte's 1803 expedition resulted in the establishment of the black state of Haiti.
The leader of this unique achievement was himself a slave until the age of forty five - Toussiant L'Ouverture. Why and how the revolution happened, how it created this brilliant leader and how he in turn it to its triumphant conclusion are the themes of this remarkable book.

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Author(s):
C. L. R. James
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0850313368
ISBN-13:
9780850313369
Publisher:
Allison and Busby
Title:
The black Jacobins

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This classic study of the only successful slave revolt in history is a masterpiece of historical scholarship, astute political analysis and narrative excitement. In 1791, the Caribbean island of San Domingo, France's most profitable colony and the greatest single market for the European slave trade, found itself in the grip of revolution. The island's slaves rebelled, embarking on a twelve-year struggle against their white masters and successive invading armies of French, Spanish, and British troops. The final defeat of Bonaparte's 1803 expedition resulted in the establishment of the black state of Haiti.
The leader of this unique achievement was himself a slave until the age of forty five - Toussiant L'Ouverture. Why and how the revolution happened, how it created this brilliant leader and how he in turn it to its triumphant conclusion are the themes of this remarkable book.

Author(s):
C. L. R. James
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0850313368
ISBN-13:
9780850313369
Publisher:
Allison and Busby
Title:
The black Jacobins

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