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Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life (Hardback)

By Girard, Philippe

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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 himsel...f 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.
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ISBN 9780465094134
Released NZ 6 Dec 2016
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780465094134
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Basic Books
Released 6 Dec 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Girard, Philippe
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
American History
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 169mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 972.9403092
Weight 578g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Revolutionaries - Biography - Haiti, Generals - Biography - Haiti, Haiti - Biography - History - Revolution, 1791-1804, Generals - Haiti, Biographies
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade