The Black Jacobins

by C.L.R. James

Book Info

Author C.L.R. James
Year 1938

Book Description

No. of Mentions: 10

Year of publication: 1938 (Secker & Warburg Ltd)

Author Birthplace: Trinidad

Residence: UK; US; Trinidad

Genre: Non-fiction

Summary: The Black Jacobins is regarded as James’ most seminal work, and perhaps one of the Caribbean’s most seminal texts. In this Marxist approach to the Haitian Revolution, he centres the narrative on the agency of the slaves who fought to overthrow the French colonial forces, led by L’Ouverture and Dessalines.