The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

by C.L.R. James

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ISBN-13: 9780679724674
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1989
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 49,213
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

C.L.R. James was born January 4, 1901, in Trinidad. In 1918 James received his teaching certificate from Queens Royal College. One of his pupils, Eric Williams, was later the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. During the 1930s and after World War II, he covered cricket for The Manchester Guardian. In 1938 James came to the United States, but he was deported fifteen years later, during the McCarthy era. While interned on Ellis Island, James wrote Mariners, Renegades and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In (1953). His other books include Minty Alley (1927), World Revolution (1937), A History of Negro Revolt (1977), Notes on Dialects (1980), and At the Rendezvous of Victory (1984). The United States government allowed James to return in 1970, and became a member of the faculty at Federal City College in Washington. Before his death on May 31, 1989, in London, C.L.R. James was awarded Trinidad and Tobago's highest honor, the Trinity Cross.

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The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ehines on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A great book about a surprisingly little known chapter of history. The glorious beginning of what would become the long sad story of Haiti.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book i have ever read.it is breath taken.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best historical account available concerning the Haitian Revolution and life of Toussaint L'Ouverture.