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Toussaint Louverture & The Haitian Revolution

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Bookmarks Publications

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9781914143311

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1905

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Paul Foot once declared, that the Haitian Revolution which erupted in 1791, was ‘perhaps the most glorious victory of the oppressed over their oppressors In all history’. It was a world-historic event, an epic twelve year long black liberation struggle which abolished slavery for good in what was then the prized French sugar plantation colony of Saint Domingue. In 1804, the new nation of Haiti was born, the second post-colonial nation ever and the first independent black republic outside of Africa.
In two characteristically brilliant lectures, delivered in 1978 and 1991 and published here for the first time, Paul Foot made an impassioned and compelling attempt to bring home to his audience some sense of the richness of the ‘hidden history’ of the Haitian Revolution. Through an inspired popularisation of C.L.R. James’s classic work, The Black Jacobins, the lectures showed the emancipation of the enslaved was fought for and won by the enslaved themselves. Yet the lectures also outline the importance of the outstanding revolutionary leadership represented » by Toussaint Louverture. There are few better possible introductions to the Haitian Revolution for anti-racists and anti-imperialists today than this powerful retelling of the story of the only successful slave revolt in history.

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Gewicht 107 g
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Bladzijden

72

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Bookmarks Publications

ISBN

9781914143311

Publicatiedatum

1905

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