Analysis Of The Book ' The Black Jacobins ' Essay

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James, C.L.R. The Black Jacobins. New York. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. 1989.Print.
The Black Jacobins (1938), by African -Trinidadian writer C.L.R James is the history of the 1791–1804 Haitian Revolution also known as the French colony of San Domingo. The text centers on an ex-slave named Toussaint L’Ouverture, who became the leader and an advocate of the French Revolution ideals. James emphasizes that Toussaint “presence had that electrifying effect characteristic of great men of action" (147). In addition, James portrays the slave revolt as an endowing example in black history when black people demonstrated their intelligence and vision in the struggle for freedom from the agendas and beliefs of others. James exposes the severity and cruelty of slavery in the Caribbean islands, and the determination of the slaves to create their own history. Though the book was first published in 1938, James firmly believes that his research is still a valid and authentic model for the Third World liberation movements.

Wright, Richard. Black Boy. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008. Print.

Wright, Richard Black Boy, is an autobiography of his life in Jim Crow South. The book describes the economic and social struggles of African-American. Wright speaks about his family struggle with poverty and hunger a common factor in the French, Spanish, and English colonies during slavery and after emancipation. Wright hungered for acceptance, but the racial gap between blacks…

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