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The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution, C.L.R. James

Label
The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution
Title
The black Jacobins
Title remainder
Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution
Statement of responsibility
C.L.R. James
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1901-1989
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James, C. L. R.
Dewey number
  • 972.9403
  • 972.9'4'03
  • 972.9403
  • 972.9403
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1923
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Toussaint L'Ouverture, Francois Dominique
  • History of the Americas
  • Slavery & abolition of slavery
  • History
  • History
  • Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions
  • Dominican Republic
  • Haiti
  • General & world history
  • Caribbean islands
  • 18th century, c 1700 to c 1799
  • Haiti
  • History
Summary expansion
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 labour of half a million slaves. In 1791 the waves of unrest inspired by the French Revolution reached across the Atlantic dividing the loyalties of the white population of the island. The brutally treated slaves of Saint Domingo seized at this confusion and rose up in rebellion against masters. In this classic work, CLR James chronicles the only successful slave revolt in history and provides a critical portrait of their leader, Toussaint L'Ouverture, 'one of the most remarkable men of a period rich in remarkable men'
Label
The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution, C.L.R. James
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London: Allison and Busby, 1980
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The property; the owners; parliament and property; the San Domingo masses begin; and the Paris masses complete; the rise of Toussaint; the Mulattoes try and fail; the white slave-owners again; the expulsion of the British; Toussaint seizes the power; the black consul; the bourgeoisie prepares to restore slavery; the War of Independence
Control code
BDZ0002730080
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction and notes by James Walvin.
Extent
xx, 363p.
Isbn
9780140299816
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map
Label
The black Jacobins : Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution, C.L.R. James
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London: Allison and Busby, 1980
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The property; the owners; parliament and property; the San Domingo masses begin; and the Paris masses complete; the rise of Toussaint; the Mulattoes try and fail; the white slave-owners again; the expulsion of the British; Toussaint seizes the power; the black consul; the bourgeoisie prepares to restore slavery; the War of Independence
Control code
BDZ0002730080
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction and notes by James Walvin.
Extent
xx, 363p.
Isbn
9780140299816
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
map

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