Caribbean

The Black Jacobins (1989)

The Black Jacobins (1989)

This book depicts the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that empowered the entire African Diaspora to seek self-rule and autonomous liberation. It covers the entire island of Santo Domingo, both the French side (Haiti) and the Spanish (The Dominican...

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The Free Negress Elisabeth (2008)

The Free Negress Elisabeth (2008)

Dutch-Surinamese author Cynthia McLeod (1936-) retells a fictionalized version of the life story of Elisabeth Samson, a wealthy free Black Surinamese woman who lived in 18th-century Dutch Guyana. McLeod studied Samson's life for over a decade to generate this...

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Dreads (1999)

Dreads (1999)

This book about the history of the hairstyle dubbed "dreadlocks" is hard to place in just one geographic category but, for simplicity's sake, I've placed it in the Caribbean. The popularization of the style and the use of the name "dreads" is no-doubt attributable to...

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Discourse On Colonialism (2001)

Discourse On Colonialism (2001)

This version of Aimé Césaire's (1913-2008) seminal work was released with a forward from the eminent African Diaspora historian Robin D.G. Kelly. The Martinican poet, writer, and politician originally produced this work in France in 1955, during the height of his...

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A History of Pan-African Revolt (1938 & 1969)

A History of Pan-African Revolt (1938 & 1969)

It is hard to put this book into just one category, but let's go with Caribbean and Europe because the historian C.L.R. James was originally from Trinidad and wrote this book while being an academician in England. This book is one of the Marxist activist's seminal...

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