‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW, OCT. 22, 2015–BLACK JACOBINS: THE U.S., THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGINS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


OCTOBER 22, 2015
Today, a history of social justice. We speak with prolific author and activist Gerald Horne about his new book, Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic. The book chronicles the world and historic impact of the Haitian Revolution, which was the product of the first successful slave revolt. Not only did the leading powers then—France, Great Britain, and Spain—suffer a huge beatdown, the revolt by enslaved Africans had a profound impact on Haiti’s mainland neighbor, the United States, inspiring enslaved Africans in the U.S. and striking terror throughout the Southern slaveocracy
Other voices: Jessica Gordon Nembhard and voices from the trailer of the documentary “Trouble the Water.” Headlines and more.

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