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About the Author
C. L. R. James (1901-89), a Trinidadian historian, political activist, and prolific writer, was one of the twentieth century's most important intellectuals. He is the author of a renowned study of the Haitian Revolution, "The Black Jacobins" (1938), and a play, "Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History" (1934), which is published by Duke University Press.