Documenting the sole successful slave revolt in history, The Black Jacobins paints a fascinating portrait of its leader Toussaint Louverture and his role in the birth of the independent Black state of Haiti.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Contains some of the finest and most deeply felt polemical writing against slavery and racism ever to be published. * Time Out *
The Black Jacobins is one of the great books of the twentieth century ... one that wrote the history of a people supposedly without history. -- Catherine Hall
James is, quite simply, the outstanding West Indian of the twentieth century. -- Caryl Phillips
A starting point and an intellectual inspiration ... a classic of masterly historical writing. -- James Walvin
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. -- New York Times
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