Toussaint L’Ouverture by Wendell Phillips (English, French and Kreyòl Ayisyen)

Toussaint L’Ouverture by Wendell Phillips (English, French and Kreyòl Ayisyen)

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Toussaint L’Ouverture is resurrected in simple oratory in this 1861 Wendell Phillips lecture presented here in English, French and the world's first Haitian Kreyòl translation. Universally revered as a political, military and social engineering luminary of the late 18th and early 19th century, Toussaint L'Ouverture is reexamined here not in legendary terms but in terms of his championing of human dignity for all. Phillips illustrates Toussaint’s best qualities through the colloquial English of a 19th Century abolitionist.

The persistence of this landmark work lies firmly in its power to humanize Toussaint. The human perspective is often lost in other works due to their propensity to alternately deify or cast this remarkable man in tragic almost Shakespearian terms. Eschewing the “noble savage” logic of his contemporaries, Phillips instead paints a broad image of Toussaint L’Overture the man, his place in history and his importance not just to negroes but to the whole of mankind regardless of sex, class or ethnic origin.

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Toussaint Louverture est ressuscité dans un langage simple oratoire 1861 dans cette conférence.

Universellement vénéré comme une sommité de l’ingénierie sociale et politique de la fin du 18e et début du 19e siècle, Toussaint est rexamined ici non pas en termes légendaires mais en termes de dignité humaine simple. Phillips illustre meilleures qualités de Tossaint par les Anglais familière d’un abolitionniste du 19e siècle.

La persistance de ce travail historique est fermement en son pouvoir pour humaniser Toussaint. Le point de vue humain est souvent perdu dans d’autres œuvres en raison de leur propsensity à diefy en alternance ou en fonte cet homme remarquable en termes presque trajick Shasperian. Eschuing la logique «bon sauvage» de ses contemporains, Phillips peint à la place une image large de Toussaint L’Overture l’homme, sa place dans l’histoire et son importance non seulement pour les nègres, mais à l’ensemble de l’humanité sans distinction de sexe, de classe ou d’origine ethinic.


SPECIFICATIONS

- Hardback
- English, French and Haitian Kreyòl texts
- 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm
- 144 pp
- Black and white illustrations
- ISBN: 978-1-944556-02-0

 

SUBJECT CODES

- HIS056000 HISTORY / African American
- POL057000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Caribbean & Latin American
- SOC054000 Social Science : Slavery


 
Daguerreotype of Wendell Phillips, between 1855 and 1865. Photograph by Mathew B. Brady Brady-Handy Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Daguerreotype of Wendell Phillips, between 1855 and 1865.
Photograph by Mathew B. Brady
Brady-Handy Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Wendell Phillips was a 19th century orator and Garrisonian abolitionist, believing that the union would have to be dissolved to achieve abolitionist goals. Unlike most of his contemporaries however - he spoke in a colloquial, direct style and was a master at engaging the hecklers, rioters and obstructers of abolitionist meetings. Wendell Phillips died in Boston on February 2, 1884.