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Toussaint Louverture


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Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Toussaint Unchained: c.1743-91 2. Making an Opening to Liberty: 1791-93 3. Black Jacobin Ascending: 1793-98 4. The Black Robespierre: 1798-1802 5. The Harder They Come, The Harder They Fall...: 1801-03 6. ...One and All: 1804- Notes Index

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Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool. He is author of Toussaint Louverture (Pluto, 2017), Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity and Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures (Oxford University Press 2005) and co-editor of The Black Jacobins Reader (Duke University Press, 2016). Christian Hogsbjerg is a historian who works for the Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds. He is author of C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain (Duke University Press, 2014), co-author of Toussaint Louverture, editor of Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions, James's 1934 play about the Haitian Revolution, and World Revolution 1917-1936, James's 1937 history of the Communist International and co-editor of The Black Jacobins Reader (Duke University Press, 2017).


'A spirited, nuanced profile of this great revolutionary leader. The book provides a fascinating analysis of the range of reactions to Toussaint, from Wordsworth in 1802 to contemporary comic books and rap' -- Alyssa Sepinwall, Professor of History, California State University San Marcos
'Documents his political life while mapping one stage of the dual revolution, presenting Toussaint as a black Jacobin revolutionary. An important text' -- Anthony Bogues, Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory, Brown University

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