"The Hour And The Man"

By: Harriet Martineau
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau is a biography of the famous anti-slavery activist, Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led the Haitian Revolution against French colonial rule in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Martineau provides a detailed account of L'Ouverture's life, starting from his early years as a slave in Haiti and his rise to leadership in the Haitian Revolution. She describes his military strategies, his negotiations with French authorities, and his eventual capture and imprisonment in France, where he died in 1803.Through L'Ouverture's story, Martineau highlights the brutal nature of slavery and the injustices faced by enslaved people. She also examines the political and social dynamics of the time, including the tensions between France and its colonies, as well as the role of race and class in the Haitian Revolution. Overall, "The Hour and the Man" offers a vivid portrait of Toussaint L'Ouverture and his significance in the fight against slavery and colonialism in the Caribbean.

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Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau was an influential British writer, journalist, and social theorist of the 19th century. She was born in 1802 in Norwich, England, and was one of twelve children. Martineau lost her hearing at a young age, but this did not stop her from pursuing her passion for writing and advocating for social justice. Martineau is best known for her pioneering work in sociology, particularly her book "How to Observe Morals and Manners," which is considered a foundational text in the field. She was also a prolific writer on a wide range of topics, including economics, politics, and women's rights. Martineau was a strong advocate for the abolition of slavery, and her book "The Hour and the Man" on Toussaint L'Ouverture is a notable work in this area. In addition to her writing, Martineau was an active participant in social and political movements of her time, including the anti-slavery and women's rights movements. She was a feminist and believed in equal rights for all individuals regardless of gender, race, or class. Martineau's legacy includes her contributions to sociology and her advocacy for social justice. She died in 1876, leaving behind a body of work that continues to influence and inspire scholars and activists today.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 400 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358017708
  • ISBN-13: 9789358017700
  • Item Weight: 480g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 22 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics,Fiction / General