By C.L.R. James
A vintage and impassioned account of the 1st revolution within the 3rd World.This robust, intensely dramatic publication is the definitive account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that all started within the wake of the Bastille yet grew to become the version for the 3rd international liberation pursuits from Africa to Cuba. it's the tale of the French colony of San Domingo, a spot the place the brutality of grasp towards slave was once typical and ingeniously sophisticated. And it's the tale of a slightly literate slave named Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led the black humans of San Domingo in a profitable fight opposed to successive invasions by means of overwhelming French, Spanish, and English forces and within the procedure helped shape the 1st self sustaining state within the Caribbean.