[Blackstudies-l] Philippe Girard’s “Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life”

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ivetteromero posted: " Docteur Lou reminds us that Toussaint Louverture: A
Revolutionary Life, by Philippe Girard, will be available in November 2016,
published by Basic Books. Description: Toussaint Louverture’s life was one
of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. He was b"
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“Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life”
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*Docteur Lou reminds us that Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life, by
Philippe Girard, will be available in November 2016, published by Basic
Books.*

*Description:* Toussaint Louverture’s life was one of hardship, triumph,
and contradiction. He was born a slave on Saint-Domingue yet earned his
freedom and established himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased
slaves of his own.

Philippe Girard shows how Louverture transformed himself from lowly
freedman into revolutionary hero as the mastermind of the bloody slave
revolt of 1791. By 1801, Louverture was governor of the colony where he had
once been a slave. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the
colonial elite ended in despair: he spent the last year of his life in a
French prison cell. His example nevertheless inspired anticolonial and
black nationalist movements well into the twentieth century.

Based on voluminous primary-source research, conducted in archives across
the world and in multiple languages, Toussaint Louverture is the definitive
biography of one of the most influential men in history.

For full article, see
http://www.amazon.com/Toussaint-Louverture-A-Revolutionary-Life/dp/0465094139
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