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All Souls' Rising

All Souls' Rising - 04 edition

All Souls' Rising - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9781400076536

ISBN10: 1400076536

All Souls
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 2004
International: No
All Souls

ISBN13: 9781400076536

ISBN10: 1400076536

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04

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Summary

In this first installment of his epic Haitian trilogy, Madison Smartt Bell brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism. The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the Western world at the end of the 1700s. A brutal rebellion that strove to overturn a vicious system of slavery, the uprising successfully transformed Haiti from a European colony to the world's first Black republic. From the center of this horrific maelstrom, the heroic figure of Toussaint Louverture--a loyal, literate slave and both a devout Catholic and Vodouisant--emerges as the man who will take the merciless fires of violence and vengeance and forge a revolutionary war fueled by liberty and equality.

Bell assembles a kaleidoscopic portrait of this seminal movement through a tableau of characters that encompass black, white, male, female, rich, poor, free and enslaved. Pulsing with brilliant detail, All Soul's Rising provides a visceral sense of the pain, terror, confusion, and triumph of revolution.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Pt. I Bois Cayman (August 1791)
Pt. II Leur Cafe Au Caramel (August-November 1791)
Pt. III Exchange of Prisoners (November 1791-April 1792)
Pt. IV Illumination (August 1792-June 1793)

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