No. of Mentions: 10
Year of publication: 1938 (Secker & Warburg Ltd)
Author Birthplace: Trinidad
Residence: UK; US; Trinidad
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.