The black Jacobins / Nick Broten.

Author
Edition
  • First edition.
Published
  • London : Taylor and Francis 2017
Physical description
1 online resource (90 pages)
ISBN
  • 9781912281534 (e-book)
  • 9781351351188 (e-book: PDF)
  • 9781351354769 (e-book: Mobi)
  • 9781912302659 (hardback)
  • 9781912128891 (paperback)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Service provider: Taylor and Francis (Macat Library)
  • Other format: Also available in print format.
  • Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Ways In To The Text -- Who Was C. L. R. James? -- What Does The Black Jacobins Say? -- Why Does The Black Jacobins Matter? -- Section 1: Influences -- Module 1: The Author and The Historical Context -- Module 2: Academic Context -- Module 3: The Problem -- Module 4: The Author's Contribution -- Section 2: Ideas -- Module 5: Main Ideas -- Module 6: Secondary Ideas -- Module 7: Achievement -- Module 8: Place In The Author's Work Key Points -- Section 3: Impact -- Module 9: The First Responses -- Module 10: The Evolving Debate -- Module 11: Impact and Influence Today -- Module 12: Where Next? -- Glossary of Terms -- People Mentioned In The Text -- Works Cited.
Related item
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
  • UK eLD e-books
Language
  • English

Summary

  • "Today we take it for granted that history is much more than the story of great men and the elites from which they spring. Other forms of history--the histories of gender, class, rebellion and nonconformity--add much-needed context and color to our understanding of the past. But this has not always been so. In CLR James's The Black Jacobins, we have one of the earliest, and most defining, examples of how 'history from below'; ought to be written. James's approach is based on his need to resolve two central problems: to understand why the Haitian slave revolt was the only example of a successful slave rebellion in history, and also to grasp the ways in which its history was intertwined with the history of the French Revolution. The book's originality, and its value, rests on its author's ability to ask and answer productive questions of this sort, and in the creativity with which he proved able to generate new hypotheses as a result. As any enduring work of history must be, The Black Jacobins is rooted in sound archival research--but its true greatness lies in the originality of James's approach."--Provided by publisher.

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