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The American Historical Review on Gerald Horne’s Confronting Black Jacobins

Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic

Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic
424 pp, $29 pbk, ISBN: 9781583675625
By Gerald Horne

Reviewed for The American Historical Review by James Alexander Dun

“The ‘Black Jacobins’ referenced in this book’s title will be familiar to readers of eighteenth-century Atlantic and Caribbean history, in addition to those who study slavery, antislavery, and abolition, and of course to students of the Haitian Revolution. C. L. R. James’s The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, first published in 1938 and then reissued in 1963, rang (indeed, rings) with an urgent and eloquent Pan-African politics, often openly tied to contemporary issues….”

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