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Continuing his epic trilogy of the Haitian slave uprising, Madison Smartt Bells Master of the Crossroads delivers a stunning portrayal of Toussaint Louverture,  former slave, military genius and liberator of Haiti, and his struggle against the great European powers to free his people in the only successful slave revolution in history. At the outset, Toussaint is a second-tier general in the Spanish army, which is supporting the rebel slaves fight against the French.   But w hen Toussaint is betrayed by his former allies and the commanders of the Spanish army, he reunites his army with the French, wresting vital territories and manpower from Spanish control. With his army one among several factions, Toussaint eventually rises as the ultimate victor as he wards off his enemies to take control of the French colony and establish a new constitution.

Bells grand, multifaceted novel shows a nation, splintered by actions and in the throes of chaos, carried to liberation and justice through the undaunted tenacity of one incredible visionary.

About the Author

Madison Smartt Bell is the author of fourteen works of fiction, including The Stone That the Builder Refused; All Souls Rising; Save Me, Joe Louis; Dr. Sleep; Soldier's Joy; and Ten Indians. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family and teaches at Goucher College.

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ISBN:
9781400078387
Author:
Bell, Madison Smartt
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;haiti;historical fiction;slavery;colonialism;revolution;race;19th century
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP, 1 HALFTONE
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
8.06x5.26x1.33 in. 1.24 lbs.

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