Caryblockton's Reviews > The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James
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Oct 05, 10


I like this book because James' way of writing about the Haitian Revolution makes an otherwise chaotic story seem as coherent as i can imagine it being. Not that its a bad thing, but I just did not connect with his protagonist, Toussaint L'Overture, like i think James was aiming for. Still, I enjoyed the book a lot, as i have an affinity for true revolution histories. As one, this book is fucking compelling. A definite read for anyone interested in slavery as well.
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