The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
In 1791, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, the slaves of San Domingo rose in revolt. Despite invasion by a series of British, Spanish and Napoleonic armies, their twelve-year struggle led to the creation of Haiti, the first independent black republic outside Africa. Only three years later, the British and Americans ended the Atlantic slave trade.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (31 May 2001)