The-Black-Jacobins

The Black Jacobins

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C. L. R. James is a classical study of the only successful slave revolt in history. Its a masterpiece of historical scholarship, astu...
Up-From-Slavery

Up From Slavery

"Ignorant and inexperienced, it is not strange that in the first years of our new life (after slavery) we began at the top instead of at the bottom; that a seat in Congress or the state legislature was more sou...
Gods-Bit-of-Wood

God’s Bits of Wood

God's Bits of Wood tells the story of the bloody and tragic workers' strike on the Dakar-Niger railway in 1947. The novel honestly portrays the ambivalence between the Africans and the encroaching French and be...
A-Lesson-before-Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize 1993 National Book Critics Circle award for Fiction October 1997 Oprah Book Club Selection Lesson Before Dying, is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s.  Jeffe...