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Toussaint Louverture : A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions - (Hardcover)

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“In overthrowing me, you have done no more than cut down the trunk of the tree of the black liberty in St. Domingue—it will spring back from the roots, for they are numerous and deep.”
These are Toussaint Louverture’s last words before being taken to prison in France. Heroic leader of the only successful slave revolt in history, Louverture is one of the greatest anti-imperialist fighters who ever lived. Born into slavery on a Caribbean plantation, he was able to break from his ****** to lead an army of freed African slaves to victory against the professional armies of France, Spain, and Britain in the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804.
In this lively narrative biography, Louverture’s fascinating life is explored through the prism of his radical politics. Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg champion the “black Robespierre,” whose revolutionary legacy has inspired people and movements in the two centuries since his death. For anyone interested in the roots of modern resistance movements and black political radicalism, Louverture’s extraordinary life provides the perfect groundwork.
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: Revolutionary Lives
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Charles Forsdick & Christian Hu00f8gsbjerg
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 51700766
UPC: 9780745335155
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-0242
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