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The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution

Author: C L R James; James Walvin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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This title chronicles the successful revolt when brutally treated slaves in Saint Domingo rose up in rebellion against their French masters during the French Revolution in 1791.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Toussaint Louverture; Toussaint Louverture; François D Toussaint Louverture
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L R James; James Walvin
ISBN: 0140299815 9780140299816
OCLC Number: 46332394
Notes: This ed. originally published: London : Allison and Busby, 1980. Previous ed.: London : Secker and Warburg, 1938.
Description: xx, 363 pages : 1 map ; 20 cm
Contents: I. The Property --
II. The Owners --
III. Parliament and Property --
IV. The San Domingo Masses Begin --
V. And the Paris Masses Complete --
VI. The Rise of Toussaint --
VII. The Mulattoes Try and Fail --
VIII. The White Slave-Owners Again --
IX. The Explusion of the British --
X. Toussaint Seizes the Power --
XI. The Black Consul --
XII. The Bourgeoisie Prepares to Restore Slavery --
XIII. The War of Independence --
App. From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Fidel Castro.
Responsibility: C.L.R. James ; with an introduction and notes by James Walvin.

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In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the  Read more...

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