A must-read for those passionate about liberation movements and the fight against slavery: The Black Jacobins, C. L. R. James's seminal text on the largest successful slave revolt in history, the Haitian Revolution. Powerful and inspiring, the book takes us into the French colony of San Domingo, once characterized by the horrific brutality of plantation owners to their slaves, and introduces us to Toussaint L’Ouverture, a charismatic and barely literate slave who led the Black people in repelling French, Spanish, and English forces and forming the first independent post-colonial nation in the Caribbean. Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "provocative and empowering", The Black Jacobins is essential reading for anyone who believes in the cause of freedom and equality.
With a new introduction (2023) by Professor David Scott.
Authored by C. L. R. James
Measurements: 5 x 8 inches
Published by Vintage; 2nd edition 1989