The Black Jacobins (1989)

This book depicts the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that empowered the entire African Diaspora to seek self-rule and autonomous liberation. It covers the entire island of Santo Domingo, both the French side (Haiti) and the Spanish (The Dominican Republic). The profile of iconic figure Toussaint L'Ouverture looms large in the story and this narrative recalls the overlapping anti-colonial movements that knocked down the first dominoes that led to de-colonization around the whole world.

 

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