The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
Call Number: Africana Library F1923.T73 Z5 1963
This powerful book is the definitive account of the of Haitian Revolution1791-1803, a revolution that began in the wake of the Bastille but became the model for Third Wold liberation movements from Africa to Cuba. It is the story of the French colony of San Domingo, a place where the brutality of master towards slave was commonplace and ingeniously refined. And it is the story of a slave named Toussaint L'Ouverture, who lead the Black people of San Domingo in a successful struggle and helped form the first independent nation in the Caribbean.