Letters and Politics

The Making of a Haitian Revolutionary: From Toussaint Breda to Toussaint L’Ouverture

Guest: Sudhir Hazareesingh is a British-Mauritian historian. He is a Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy.  He has written extensively about French intellectual and cultural history, among his books are The Legend of NapoleonIn the Shadow of the General and How the French Think. He won the Prix du Mémorial d’Ajaccio and the Prix de la Fondation Napoléon for the first of these, a Prix d’Histoire du Sénat for the second, and the Grand Prix du Livre d’Idées for the third. His latest book is Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture.

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