ABOUT THE BLACK JACOBINS
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.
ABOUT C.L.R. JAMES
Cyril Lionel Robert James (4 January 1901 – 31 May 1989), who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was a Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist. His works are influential in various theoretical, social, and historiographical contexts.
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; 2 edition (October 23, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679724672
- ISBN-13: 978-0679724674
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches