"To Toussaint L'Ouverture
." In William Wordsworth: The Major Works, including The Prelude, edited by Stephen Gill, 282.
Goodlad outlines "feminism's drift from anti-slavery to pro-imperialism" in part by comparing Martineau's portrayal of Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L'Ouverture
's agency and capacity for individual self-improvement to her belief that India was "not yet fit for self-government" (199, 207).
Touissant, who is named after Toussaint L'Ouverture
, leader of the Haitian Revolution, basks in a privileged world of perfect teeth and married parents.
Herskovits, John Henrik Clarke, Lorraine Hansberry, Malcolm X and Nat King Cole, among others, which added to a catalog of treasures, like a rare recording of a Marcus Garvey speech, a signed first edition of Phillis Wheatley's poetry and documents signed by Toussaint L'Ouverture
Led by Toussaint L'Ouverture
, and inspired by the 1789 French Revolution.
He left at an early age but never forgot his abhorrence of slavery and thrilled to the feats of Toussaint L'Ouverture
, the native--born Haitian general who led those overthrowing French colonialists in 1804 to establish the world's first Black republic and the second free republic in our hemisphere.
The French epic film (with English subtitles), Toussaint L'Ouverture
, starring Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, came up a big winner with three prizes--Best Feature Narrative and an Audience Award for Narrative Feature as well as a Best Actor award for Jean-Louis' portrayal of the Haitian revolutionist.
Running parallel to Shorty's story is that of Toussaint l'Ouverture
, the man who freed the Haitian slaves in the 18th century and defied Napoleon.
In a bold storytelling move ripe for reader discussion, Toussaint L'Ouverture
also sees Shorty's future as he leads a slave rebellion during the Haitian Revolution.
This younger son of the seventh earl of Lauderdale was famous as the failed negotiator between England and Toussaint L'Ouverture
, and for a scandalous career as governor of Ceylon.
Haiti's slave revoit, led by Toussaint l'Ouverture
, is perhaps the most powerful example of the reversal of the iconic victim imagery that is often found in western representations.
It's much like the hopeless art curator at the Museum of Modern Art who claimed that the great Afro-American painter Jacob Lawrence was not political--that his chronicles of Toussaint L'Ouverture
, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman and John Brown were just blocks of color in contrived space.