C. L. R. James: The Black Jacobins - Toussaint L'Overture and the San Domingo Revolution

First published: 1938



C.L.R. James: The Black Jacobins

The author of this book, Cyril Lionel Robert James, was born in Trinidad in 1901. He left there in 1932, sailed to England, and became well-known for writing about cricket. Besides writing about cricket, he also wrote a play called The Black Jacobins. And the research from that play he later expanded into the eponymous history book which I'm discussing in this article.

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