Christian Hogsbjerg is a historian who works for the Centre for African Studies at the University of Leeds. He is author of C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain (Duke University Press, 2014), co-author of Toussaint Louverture (Pluto, 2017) and editor of Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History, James's 1934 play about the Haitian Revolution, and World Revolution 1917-1936, James's 1937 history of the Communist International and co-editor of The Black Jacobins Reader (Duke University Press, 2017).
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From 1791 to 1917 and looking to the work of Trotsky and C.L.R. James, Christian Høgsbjerg examines the Haitian Revolution, the only successful slave revolt in history, in light of the centenary of the Russian Revolution.Read full article
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