The Memoir Of General Toussaint Louverture, Philippe R. Girard

In June 1802, the Haitian revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture was captured by special order of Napoleon Bonaparte and deported to mainland France, where he spent the remainder of his life in captivity in the prison of Fort de Joux. But Louverture, who had managed to rise from humble slave to governor of the richest of France’s colonies, went down fighting. To defend his name and secure his release, he wrote a vivid account of his career. Historian Philippe
Girard presents an annotated, scholarly, multilingual edition of the memoir, based on an original copy in Louverture’s hand.