Unsilencing the Haitian Revolution: CLR James and The Black Jacobins

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Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

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Unsilencing the Haitian Revolution: CLR James and The Black Jacobins

Profits from slavery transformed Glasgow. Haiti was one of the most intensive forms of Caribbean plantation slavery and the site of the Haitian slave-led revolution leading to independence (1804). How has Haiti been held up as a beacon to unsilence the past? CLR James’s classic anticolonial history shows the way. This public Black History Month lecture launches Rachel Douglas's new book Making the Black Jacobins: CLR James and the Drama of History (Duke University Press): https://www.dukeupress.edu/making-the-black-jacobins


Read the introduction here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/PubMaterials/978-1-4780-0487-5_601.pdf

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Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

Gilbert Scott Building

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