Find your perfect holiday reading
The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period (Paperback)
  • The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period (Paperback)
zoom

The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Negro Patriot of Hayti: Comprising an Account of the Struggle for Liberty in the Island, and a Sketch of Its History to the Present Period (Paperback)

(author)
£37.50
Paperback 309 Pages / Published: 30/12/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 4-6 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743-1803) won international renown in the Haitian fight for independence. He led thousands of former slaves into battle against French, Spanish, and English forces, routing the Europeans and seizing control of the entire island of Hispaniola. L'Ouverture became governor and commander-in-chief of Haiti before officially acknowledging French rule in 1801, when he submitted a newly written constitution to Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and the French legislature for ratification. In response, Bonaparte sent an army to depose L'Ouverture, who was taken prisoner in June of 1802 and shipped to France, where he died of pneumonia in April 1803. The Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture (1853) was first published in London on the fiftieth anniversary of L'Ouverture's death and remained the authoritative English-language history of L'Ouverture's life until the late twentieth century.

Throughout the text, John Relly Beard compares L'Ouverture to famously successful white generals, argues for his supremacy, and states that his ultimate failure to liberate Haiti and untimely death are the products of unfortunate circumstances--not an indictment of his character or leadership abilities.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469607870
Number of pages: 309
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

To Hell or Barbados
Added to basket
The Three Degrees
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The World Until Yesterday
Added to basket
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
Exodus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Gypsy 'Menace'
Added to basket
Ireland's Invasion of the World
Added to basket
No Easy Walk to Freedom
Added to basket
Malcolm X
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
American Slavery
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy
Added to basket
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Added to basket
Racism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.