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The Haitian Revolution (Revolutions) (Paperback)

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Toussaint L’Ouverture was the leader of the Haitian Revolution in the late eighteenth century, in which slaves rebelled against their masters and established the first black republic. In this collection of his writings and speeches, former Haitian politician Jean-Bertrand Aristide demonstrates L’Ouverture’s profound contribution to the struggle for equality.

About the Author


Toussaint Louverture was a leader of the Haitian Revolution. Born in Saint-Domingue, in a long struggle for independence Toussaint led enslaved Africans and Afro-Haitians to victory over French colonisers, abolished slavery, and secured ‘native’ control over the colony, Haiti.

Nick Nesbitt is Professor of French at Princeton University. He is the editor of Toussaint Louverture: The Haitian Revolution co-editor of Sounding the Virtual: Gilles Deleuze and the Philosophy of Music, and author of Universal Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment, a study of the political ontology of the Haitian Revolution, and Voicing Memory: History and Subjectivity in French Caribbean Literature, a study of Antillean literature and black Atlantic critical theory.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781844672615
ISBN-10: 1844672611
Publisher: Verso
Publication Date: October 17th, 2008
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Revolutions