Webinar: A Fresh View of Toussaint Louverture
The Haitian Revolution was the defining revolution of the 18th century, says the author of a new book on Toussaint Louverture. Dr. Sudhir Hazareesingh, writer of the acclaimed new biography, “Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture,” says the Haitian Revolution had a global impact because if was far more radical than the French and American revolutions.
The book uses primary sources to paint a complex portrait of the man who led Haiti toward independence by defeating the superpowers of his era – France, Spain and Great Britain – militarily and diplomatically before being captured and sent to his death in a French prison. The Guardian newspaper review calls the book “a tour de force: by far the most complete, authoritative and persuasive biography of Toussaint that we are likely to have for a long time.”
Dr. Hazareesingh, a native of Mauritius and a professor at the University of Oxford, was interviewed by Prof. Peniel Joseph of the University of Texas (and an inductee to our 1804 List) in a webinar sponsored by The Haitian Roundtable on November 10.
If you missed the Zoom session with Dr. Hazareesingh and Dr. Joseph, you can watch a recording at http://bit.ly/black-spartacus-recording.