Toussaint Louverture : a black Jacobin in the age of revolutions / Charles Forsdick, Christian Høgsbjerg.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : PlutoPress,
ISBN: 9780745335148 (pbk.) :
'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 bondage 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.
Series: Revolutionary lives
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