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Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life, Philippe Girard

Label
Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life
Title
Toussaint Louverture
Title remainder
a revolutionary life
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Girard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. It began on Saint-Domingue, the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, where he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to earn his freedom and establish himself as a small-scale planter. He even purchased slaves of his own. In Toussaint Louverture, Philippe Girard tells the incredible tale of how Louverture transformed himself from lowly freedman to revolutionary hero. Working as a coachman for his wealthy, white owners, Louverture traveled across Saint-Domingue, building a network among slaves and free blacks that would form the basis of the slave revolt he engineered in 1791. What followed was a decade of unprecedented bloodletting: about 200,000 people in the colony of Saint-Domingue were killed in battle or murdered. By 1801, Louverture was general and governor of the colony, now called Haiti. But his lifelong quest to be accepted as a member of the French colonial elite ended in despair: in 1802, on Napoleon's orders, he was exiled to France, where he spent the last year of his life in a prison cell. Ten years in the making, Toussaint Louverture is based on extensive archival research in France, Britain, Spain, the United States, and the Caribbean. The book contains many revelations about Louverture's life, from a previously unknown first marriage to the circumstances of his manumission, his exact role in the outbreak of the 1791 Haitian slave revolt, his actions as governor of France's richest colony, and the tragic nature of his death."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 972.94/03092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
F1923.T69
LC item number
G57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life, Philippe Girard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aristocrat (c. 1740) -- Child (c. 1743-1754) -- Slave -- Revolutionary apprentice (1757-1773) -- Family man (1761-1782) -- Freedman (c. 1772-1779) -- Slave driver (1779-1781) -- Muleteer (1781-1789) -- Witness (1788-1791) -- Rebel -- Monarchist -- Spanish officer (1793-1794) -- French patriot (1794-1796) -- Politician (1796-1798) -- Diplomat (1798-1800) -- Planter (1800-1801) -- Governor general (early 1801) -- God? (late 1801) -- Renegade (early 1802) -- Prisoner (1802-1803) -- Icon (1803-present)
Control code
ocn945797000
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780465094134
Lccn
2016018088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945797000
Label
Toussaint Louverture : a revolutionary life, Philippe Girard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aristocrat (c. 1740) -- Child (c. 1743-1754) -- Slave -- Revolutionary apprentice (1757-1773) -- Family man (1761-1782) -- Freedman (c. 1772-1779) -- Slave driver (1779-1781) -- Muleteer (1781-1789) -- Witness (1788-1791) -- Rebel -- Monarchist -- Spanish officer (1793-1794) -- French patriot (1794-1796) -- Politician (1796-1798) -- Diplomat (1798-1800) -- Planter (1800-1801) -- Governor general (early 1801) -- God? (late 1801) -- Renegade (early 1802) -- Prisoner (1802-1803) -- Icon (1803-present)
Control code
ocn945797000
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780465094134
Lccn
2016018088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945797000

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