The Black Jacobins

The Black Jacobins
Author: Cyril Lionel Robert James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1148018007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Jacobins Book Review:

A classic and impassioned account of the first revolution in the Third World. This powerful, intensely dramatic book is the definitive account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that began in the wake of the Bastille but became the model for the Third World liberation movements from Africa to Cuba. It is the story of the French colony of San Domingo, a place where the brutality of master toward slave was commonplace and ingeniously refined. And it is the story of a barely literate slave named Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led the black people of San Domingo in a successful struggle against successive invasions by overwhelming French, Spanish, and English forces and in the process helped form the first independent nation in the Caribbean.

The Black Jacobins

The Black Jacobins
Author: Nick Broten
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351351184
ISBN 13: 9781351351188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Jacobins Book Review:

Today we take it for granted that history is much more than the story of great men and the elites from which they spring. Other forms of history - the histories of gender, class, rebellion and nonconformity - add much-needed context and color to our understanding of the past. But this has not always been so. In CLR James's The Black Jacobins, we have one of the earliest, and most defining, examples of how 'history from below' ought to be written. James's approach is based on his need to resolve two central problems: to understand why the Haitian slave revolt was the only example of a successful slave rebellion in history, and also to grasp the ways in which its history was intertwined with the history of the French Revolution. The book's originality, and its value, rests on its author's ability to ask and answer productive questions of this sort, and in the creativity with which he proved able to generate new hypotheses as a result. As any enduring work of history must be, The Black Jacobins is rooted in sound archival research - but its true greatness lies in the originality of James's approach.

Making The Black Jacobins

Making The Black Jacobins
Author: Rachel Douglas
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN 10: 1478005300
ISBN 13: 9781478005308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making The Black Jacobins Book Review:

C. L. R. James's The Black Jacobins remains one of the great works of the twentieth century and the cornerstone of Haitian revolutionary studies. In Making The Black Jacobins, Rachel Douglas traces the genesis, transformation, and afterlives of James's landmark work across the decades from the 1930s on. Examining the 1938 and 1963 editions of The Black Jacobins, the 1967 play of the same name, and James's 1936 play, Toussaint Louverture—as well as manuscripts, notes, interviews, and other texts—Douglas shows how James continuously rewrote and revised his history of the Haitian Revolution as his politics and engagement with Marxism evolved. She also points to the vital significance theater played in James's work and how it influenced his views of history. Douglas shows The Black Jacobins to be a palimpsest, its successive layers of rewriting renewing its call to new generations.

The Black Jacobins Reader

The Black Jacobins Reader
Author: Charles Forsdick,Christian Høgsbjerg
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN 10: 0822373947
ISBN 13: 9780822373940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Jacobins Reader Book Review:

Containing a wealth of new scholarship and rare primary documents, The Black Jacobins Reader provides a comprehensive analysis of C. L. R. James's classic history of the Haitian Revolution. In addition to considering the book's literary qualities and its role in James's emergence as a writer and thinker, the contributors discuss its production, context, and enduring importance in relation to debates about decolonization, globalization, postcolonialism, and the emergence of neocolonial modernity. The Reader also includes the reflections of activists and novelists on the book's influence and a transcript of James's 1970 interview with Studs Terkel. Contributors. Mumia Abu-Jamal, David Austin, Madison Smartt Bell, Anthony Bogues, John H. Bracey Jr., Rachel Douglas, Laurent Dubois, Claudius K. Fergus, Carolyn E. Fick, Charles Forsdick, Dan Georgakas, Robert A. Hill, Christian Høgsbjerg, Selma James, Pierre Naville, Nick Nesbitt, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Matthew Quest, David M. Rudder, Bill Schwarz, David Scott, Russell Maroon Shoatz, Matthew J. Smith, Studs Terkel

Confronting Black Jacobins

Confronting Black Jacobins
Author: Gerald Horne
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 1583675647
ISBN 13: 9781583675649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confronting Black Jacobins Book Review:

The Haitian Revolution, the product of the first successful slave revolt, was truly world-historic in its impact. When Haiti declared independence in 1804, the leading powers—France, Great Britain, and Spain—suffered an ignominious defeat and the New World was remade. The island revolution also had a profound impact on Haiti’s mainland neighbor, the United States. Inspiring the enslaved and partisans of emancipation while striking terror throughout the Southern slaveocracy, it propelled the fledgling nation one step closer to civil war. Gerald Horne’s path breaking new work explores the complex and often fraught relationship between the United States and the island of Hispaniola. Giving particular attention to the responses of African Americans, Horne surveys the reaction in the United States to the revolutionary process in the nation that became Haiti, the splitting of the island in 1844, which led to the formation of the Dominican Republic, and the failed attempt by the United States to annex both in the 1870s. Drawing upon a rich collection of archival and other primary source materials, Horne deftly weaves together a disparate array of voices—world leaders and diplomats, slaveholders, white abolitionists, and the freedom fighters he terms Black Jacobins. Horne at once illuminates the tangled conflicts of the colonial powers, the commercial interests and imperial ambitions of U.S. elites, and the brutality and tenacity of the American slaveholding class, while never losing sight of the freedom struggles of Africans both on the island and on the mainland, which sought the fulfillment of the emancipatory promise of 18th century republicanism.

Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture
Author: Charles Forsdick,Christian Høgsbjerg
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780745335155
ISBN 13: 0745335152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toussaint Louverture Book Review:

'In overthrowing me, you have done no more than cut down the trunk of the tree of liberty - it will spring back from the roots, for they are numerous and deep.'- Toussaint LouvertureThe leader of the only successful slave revolt in history, Toussaint Louverture is seen by many to be 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 biography, Louverture's fascinating life is explored through the prism of his radical politics. It champions this 'black Robespierre' whose revolutionary legacy had inspired people and movements in the two centuries since his death.For anyone interested in the roots of modern-day resistance movements and black political radicalism, Louverture's extraordinary life provides the perfect starting point.

Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture
Author: C. L. R. James,Christian Høgsbjerg,Laurent Dubois
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0822353148
ISBN 13: 9780822353140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toussaint Louverture Book Review:

A new critical edition of Toussaint Louverture, the play written by the Trinidadian intellectual and activist C. L. R. James in 1934, performed at London's Westminster Theatre in 1936, and then presumed lost until its rediscovery in 2005.

Black Spartacus

Black Spartacus
Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0374722161
ISBN 13: 9780374722166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Spartacus Book Review:

A new interpretation of the life of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture Among the defining figures of the Age of Revolution, Toussaint Louverture is the most enigmatic. Though the Haitian revolutionary’s image has multiplied across the globe—appearing on banknotes and in bronze, on T-shirts and in film—the only definitive portrait executed in his lifetime has been lost. Well versed in the work of everyone from Machiavelli to Rousseau, he was nonetheless dismissed by Thomas Jefferson as a “cannibal.” A Caribbean acolyte of the European Enlightenment, Toussaint nurtured a class of black Catholic clergymen who became one of the pillars of his rule, while his supporters also believed he communicated with vodou spirits. And for a leader who once summed up his modus operandi with the phrase “Say little but do as much as possible,” he was a prolific and indefatigable correspondent, famous for exhausting the five secretaries he maintained, simultaneously, at the height of his power in the 1790s. Employing groundbreaking archival research and a keen interpretive lens, Sudhir Hazareesingh restores Toussaint to his full complexity in Black Spartacus. At a time when his subject has, variously, been reduced to little more than a one-dimensional icon of liberation or criticized for his personal failings—his white mistresses, his early ownership of slaves, his authoritarianism —Hazareesingh proposes a new conception of Toussaint’s understanding of himself and his role in the Atlantic world of the late eighteenth century. Black Spartacus is a work of both biography and intellectual history, rich with insights into Toussaint’s fundamental hybridity—his ability to unite European, African, and Caribbean traditions in the service of his revolutionary aims. Hazareesingh offers a new and resonant interpretation of Toussaint’s racial politics, showing how he used Enlightenment ideas to argue for the equal dignity of all human beings while simultaneously insisting on his own world-historical importance and the universal pertinence of blackness—a message which chimed particularly powerfully among African Americans. Ultimately, Black Spartacus offers a vigorous argument in favor of “getting back to Toussaint”—a call to take Haiti’s founding father seriously on his own terms, and to honor his role in shaping the postcolonial world to come.

The Black Jacobins

The Black Jacobins
Author: C L R James
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2001-05-31
ISBN 10: 0141937084
ISBN 13: 9780141937083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Jacobins Book Review:

In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves. In 1791 the waves of unrest inspired by the French Revolution reached across the Atlantic dividing the loyalties of the white population of the island. The brutally treated slaves of Saint Domingo seized at this confusion and rose up in rebellion against masters. In thisclassic work, CLR James chronicles the only successful slave revolt in history and provides a critical portrait of their leader, Toussaint L'Ouverture, 'one of the most remarkable men of a period rich in remarkable men'.

Conscripts of Modernity

Conscripts of Modernity
Author: David Scott
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2004-12-03
ISBN 10: 9780822334446
ISBN 13: 0822334445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conscripts of Modernity Book Review:

DIVUses C.L.R. James’sThe Black Jacobins as a jumping-off point for a reconsideration of colonial and postcolonial concepts of history, politics, and agency./div

The Black Radical Tragic

The Black Radical Tragic
Author: Jeremy Glick
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-01-15
ISBN 10: 147984442X
ISBN 13: 9781479844425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Radical Tragic Book Review:

"Also available as an ebook" -- Verso title page.

Avengers of the New World

Avengers of the New World
Author: Laurent DUBOIS,Laurent Dubois
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674034368
ISBN 13: 9780674034365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avengers of the New World Book Review:

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.

C L R James

C L R  James
Author: Paul Buhle
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1786634554
ISBN 13: 9781786634559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C L R James Book Review:

C. L. R. James was a protean twentieth-century Marxist intellectual, widely recognized as a pioneering scholar of slave revolt; a leading voice of Pan-Africanism; a peripatetic revolutionary and scholar who was active in US and UK radical movements; a novelist, playwright, and critic; and one of the premier writers on cricket and sports. This intellectual portrait was written by James’s longtime interlocutor and comrade Paul Buhle, and initially published in 1988. With a new final chapter, updated bibliography, a new foreword by historian Robin D. G. Kelley and a new afterword by philosopher Lawrence Ware, this long-awaited revised edition of a classic biography will be a key resource in the James revival.

Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture
Author: Philippe Girard
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 0465094147
ISBN 13: 9780465094141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toussaint Louverture Book Review:

The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. Born into bondage in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to secure his freedom and establish himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. In Toussaint Louverture, Philippe Girard reveals the dramatic story of how Louverture transformed himself from lowly freedman to revolutionary hero. In 1791, the unassuming Louverture masterminded the only successful slave revolt in history. By 1801, he was general and governor of Saint-Domingue, and an international statesman who forged treaties with Britain, France, Spain, and the United States-empires that feared the effect his example would have on their slave regimes. Louveture's ascendency was short-lived, however. In 1802, he was exiled to France, dying soon after as one of the most famous men in the world, variously feared and celebrated as the "Black Napoleon." As Girard shows, in life Louverture was not an idealist, but an ambitious pragmatist. He strove not only for abolition and independence, but to build Saint-Domingue's economic might and elevate his own social standing. He helped free Saint-Domingue's slaves yet immediately restricted their rights in the interests of protecting the island's sugar production. He warded off French invasions but embraced the cultural model of the French gentility. In death, Louverture quickly passed into legend, his memory inspiring abolitionist, black nationalist, and anti-colonialist movements well into the 20th century. Deeply researched and bracingly original, Toussaint Louverture is the definitive biography of one of the most influential people of his era, or any other.

The Making of Haiti

The Making of Haiti
Author: Carolyn E. Fick
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780870496677
ISBN 13: 0870496670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Making of Haiti Book Review:

"The present work is an attempt to illustrate the nature and the impact of the popular mentality and popular movements on the course of revolutionary (and, in part, postrevolutionary) events in eighteenth-century Saint-Domingue." --pref.

The Black Napoleon

The Black Napoleon
Author: James Jess Hannon
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2000-07-14
ISBN 10: 9781468554038
ISBN 13: 1468554034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Napoleon Book Review:

THE BLACK NAPOLEON relates, in fast-paced storytelling, racial conflicts caused by unbending political and social attitudes meeting head-on with strong and determined black efforts to establish a free society. Color lines are crossed and re-crossed as the passions of the many-tiered society explode. The coals of the revolution of 1795-1803 that overturned the Bourbon dynasty of the French royal house ignited a fire on the island of Haiti in the Caribbean more than two thousand miles west of France and light years distant in human affairs. French Colonists had established paradise for themselves and a living hell for five hundred thousand black slaves. A parade of memorable giants live within these pages: Toussaint L'Ouverture, Napoleon, Christophe, Leclerc, Dessalines, Rochambeau, Hardy, Rigaud, Jeannot, planter Henri Julian, Neville, Rubidoux, Susan L'Ouverture, Count de Noe, Minister Talleyrand and Pauline Leclerc, Napoleon's sibling who brought an unprecedented level of social behavior to that licentious society. Fifty years a slave, Toussaint L'Ouverture, liberator of Haiti, was a legend in his time. His passionate belief that the enslavement of his people must end carried through the terror and bloodshed that destroyed Napoleon's legions and dispossessed the French colonists. Four words tell the story, 'war of the skin,' as the parade of monumental historical characters intrigue and deceive in that garden spot of the Caribbean.

Beyond A Boundary

Beyond A Boundary
Author: C L R James
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN 10: 1446496651
ISBN 13: 9781446496657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond A Boundary Book Review:

'To say "the best cricket book ever written" is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian 'Great claims have been made for [Beyond a Boundary] since its first appearance in 1963: that it is the greatest sports book ever written; that it brings the outsider a privileged insight into West Indian culture; that it is a severe examination of the colonial condition. All are true' Sunday Times C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's psychology and aesthetics, and the issues of class, race and politics that surround it. Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and defence of cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?

The Black Jacobins Toussaint L Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

The Black Jacobins  Toussaint L Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
Author: Cyril Lionel Robert James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1229591635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Jacobins Toussaint L Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Book Review:

Mariners Renegades and Castaways

Mariners  Renegades  and Castaways
Author: Cyril Lionel Robert James
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781584650942
ISBN 13: 158465094X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mariners Renegades and Castaways Book Review:

Available in its complete form for the first time since its original publication.

Freedom as Marronage

Freedom as Marronage
Author: Neil Roberts
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN 10: 022620118X
ISBN 13: 9780226201184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freedom as Marronage Book Review:

What is the opposite of freedom? In Freedom as Marronage, Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force: slavery, and from there he unveils powerful new insights on the human condition as it has been understood between these poles. Crucial to his investigation is the concept of marronage—a form of slave escape that was an important aspect of Caribbean and Latin American slave systems. Examining this overlooked phenomenon—one of action from slavery and toward freedom—he deepens our understanding of freedom itself and the origin of our political ideals. Roberts examines the liminal and transitional space of slave escape in order to develop a theory of freedom as marronage, which contends that freedom is fundamentally located within this space—that it is a form of perpetual flight. He engages a stunning variety of writers, including Hannah Arendt, W. E. B. Du Bois, Angela Davis, Frederick Douglass, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the Rastafari, among others, to develop a compelling lens through which to interpret the quandaries of slavery, freedom, and politics that still confront us today. The result is a sophisticated, interdisciplinary work that unsettles the ways we think about freedom by always casting it in the light of its critical opposite.