Letters and Politics

Toussaint Louverture; A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions

On today’s show host Mitch Jeserich interviews Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg the authors of Toussaint Louverture; A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions.

Extract of the summary: “Heroic leader of the only successful slave revolt in history, Louverture is one of the greatest anti-imperialist fighters who ever lived. Born into slavery on a Caribbean plantation, he was able to break from his bondage to lead an army of freed African slaves to victory against the professional armies of France, Spain, and Britain in the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804.”

 

Charles Forsdick is the James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool.

Christian Høgsbjerg is a historian at Leeds University Centre for African Studies.

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