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All Souls' Rising A Novel of Haiti (1)

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ISBN-10: 1400076536

ISBN-13: 9781400076536

Edition: 2004

Authors: Madison Smartt Bell

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In this first installment of his epic Haitian trilogy, Madison Smartt Bell brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism. The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the Western world at the end of the 1700s. A brutal rebellion that strove to overturn a vicious system of slavery, the uprising successfully transformed Haiti from a European colony to the world’s first Black republic. From the center of this horrific maelstrom, the heroic figure of Toussaint Louverture–a loyal, literate slave and both a devout Catholic and Vodouisant–emerges as the man who will take the merciless fires of violence and…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Madison Smartt Bell was born and raised in Tennessee; he studied at Princeton University and Hollins College. He has taught in a variety of capacities, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, the University of Southern Maine, Goucher College, and as a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Much of his writing, which reflects a concern with race relations, has been critically acclaimed. Bell was awarded the 1989 Lillian Smith Award for Soldier's Joy. His 1996 historical novel All Soul's Rising was nominated for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. All Soul's Rising, which depicts the slave uprising in Haiti in the late eighteenth…    

Preface
Prologue
Bois Cayman (August 1791)
Leur Cafe Au Caramel (August-November 1791)
Exchange of Prisoners (November 1791-April 1792)
Illumination (August 1792-June 1793)
Envoi
Chronology of Historical Events
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