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In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what...

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Exact title of the book
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
Book author
C.L.R. James
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
363 pages
Language
English
Published
May 31st 2001 by Penguin
File size (in PDF)
1452 kB
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

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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 thisclassic 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'.