The Black Jacobins

Author : C L R James
ISBN : 9780141937083
Genre : History
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In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves. In 1791 the waves of unrest inspired by the French Revolution reached across the Atlantic dividing the loyalties of the white population of the island. The brutally treated slaves of Saint Domingo seized at this confusion and rose up in rebellion against masters. In thisclassic work, CLR James chronicles the only successful slave revolt in history and provides a critical portrait of their leader, Toussaint L'Ouverture, 'one of the most remarkable men of a period rich in remarkable men'.
Category: History

Beziehungsweise Revolution

Author : Bini Adamczak
ISBN : 9783518754665
Genre : History
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Im Oktober 2017 jährt sich die Russische Revolution zum 100. Mal. Anlass genug, die Ereignisse von 1917 durch das Prisma 1968 zu betrachten und beide Revolutionen in ein Verhältnis wechselseitiger Kritik zu bringen. Während 1917 auf den Staat fokussierte, zielte 1968 auf das Individuum. In Zukunft müsste es darum gehen, die »Beziehungsweisen« zwischen den Menschen in den Blick zu nehmen. Das Buch analysiert die revolutionären Geschlechterverhältnisse als Verhältnisse, die zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit, »Nahbeziehungen« und »Fernbeziehungen« geknüpft sind – das Geschlecht der Revolution. So tritt ein Begehren zutage, das nach wie vor seiner Realisierung harrt: das Begehren nach gesellschaftlichen Beziehungsweisen der Solidarität.
Category: History

Avengers Of The New World

Author : Laurent DUBOIS
ISBN : 9780674034365
Genre : History
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Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.
Category: History

Der Toussaint Louverture Mythos

Author : Isabell Lammel
ISBN : 9783839431702
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Wie wurde und wird der haitianische Revolutionsführer Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) in der französischen Literatur repräsentiert? Isabell Lammel betrachtet die unterschiedlichen Renarrationen dieses Mythos, der in der Historiografie nahezu dem Vergessen anheimfiel, vom Ende des 18. bis zum Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Mithilfe des jeweiligen historischen und soziokulturellen Kontexts erläutert sie die sich realisierenden Transformationen des Mythos. Der Umgang mit Toussaint Louverture im französischen Nationaldiskurs veranschaulicht zugleich die Auseinandersetzung Frankreichs mit seiner eigenen Kolonialvergangenheit - aber auch mit dem Nationalhelden Napoleon.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Black Jacobins

Author : Nick Broten
ISBN : 9781351352970
Genre : History
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Today we take it for granted that history is much more than the story of great men and the elites from which they spring. Other forms of history – the histories of gender, class, rebellion and nonconformity – add much-needed context and color to our understanding of the past. But this has not always been so. In CLR James’s The Black Jacobins, we have one of the earliest, and most defining, examples of how ‘history from below’ ought to be written. James's approach is based on his need to resolve two central problems: to understand why the Haitian slave revolt was the only example of a successful slave rebellion in history, and also to grasp the ways in which its history was intertwined with the history of the French Revolution. The book's originality, and its value, rests on its author's ability to ask and answer productive questions of this sort, and in the creativity with which he proved able to generate new hypotheses as a result. As any enduring work of history must be, The Black Jacobins is rooted in sound archival research – but its true greatness lies in the originality of James's approach.
Category: History

C L R James

Author : Kent Worcester
ISBN : 079142751X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Toussaint Louverture

Author : C. L. R. James
ISBN : 9780822353140
Genre : Drama
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A new critical edition of Toussaint Louverture, the play written by the Trinidadian intellectual and activist C. L. R. James in 1934, performed at London's Westminster Theatre in 1936, and then presumed lost until its rediscovery in 2005.
Category: Drama

Island People

Author : Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
ISBN : 9781782115601
Genre : History
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Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Clustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at what he mistook for India, and wrote in his journal of 'the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen,' the Caribbean has been the subject of fantasies, myths and daydreams. It was claimed, and its societies were built to enrich old Europe, and much later its beaches were splashed across billboards advertising fizzy drinks, its towns and people pictured in holiday brochures. But these islands are so much more than gloss, white sand and palm trees, they form a region rich in colour, beauty and strength. Home of the Rastafarian faith, Che Guevara's stomping ground and birthplace of reggae, the Caribbean has produced some of the world's most famous artists, activists, writers, musicians and sportsmen - from Usain Bolt to Bob Marley and from Harry Belafonte to V. S. Naipaul. In the pages of Island People we hear the voices of the Caribbean people, explore their home and learn what it means to them, and to the world. In this fascinating and absorbing book, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro strips away the fantasy and myth to expose the real islands, and the real people, that make up the Caribbean.
Category: History