Toussaint Louverture

A Revolutionary Life
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Audio (10.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100119856
Released: Nov 22, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515993018
Narrator/s: Paul Woodson
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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 himself 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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Author(s): Philippe Girard
Original Publish Date: Nov 22, 2016

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Author(s): Philippe Girard
Narrator(s): Paul Woodson
Product Number DD28427
Released: Nov 22, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515913016
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Author(s): Philippe Girard
Product Number EB00700552
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541698666

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