The Wolfson History Prize Winner 2021

It is our great pleasure to confirm Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh as the winner of The Wolfson History Prize 2021.

The definitive biography of Toussaint Louverture, Hazareesingh’s meticulously researched volume brings the inspirational leader of the Haitian slave revolt of 1791 vividly to life as well as investigating Louverture’s complex political philosophy and immense legacy to subsequent generations.

 

‘This is an erudite and elegant biography with a message that resonates strongly in our own time.’

David Cannadine, Chair of Judges

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