12 Nineteenth Century Biographies of Toussaint L’Ouverture

DuBroca, The life of Toussaint Louverture : chief of the French rebels in St. Domingo. To which are added, interesting notes respecting several persons who have acted distinguished parts in St. Domingo (London: H.D. Symonds, 1802).

DuBroca, La vie de Toussaint-Louverture, chef des noirs insurgés de Saint-Domingue; : contenant son origine, les particularités les plus remarquables de sa jeunesse (Paris, 1802).

Marcus Rainsford, A memoir of transactions that took place in St. Domingo, in the spring of 1799; affording an idea of the present state of that country, the real character of its black governor, Touissant L’Ouverture, and the safety of our West-India islands from attack or revolt; including the rescue of a British officer under sentence of death. (London: R.B. Scott, 1802).

Charles-Yves Cousin d’AvallonHistoire de Toussaint-Louverture, chef des Noirs insurgés de Saint-Domingue; précédée d’un coup d’œil politique sur cette colonie : et suivie d’anecdotes et faits particuliers concernant ce chef des Noirs, et les agens directoriaux envoyés dans cette partie du nouveau-monde, pendant le cours de la Révolution (Paris, Pillot, 

James Stephen, Buonaparte in the West Indies; or, The history of Toussaint Louverture, the African hero (London: J. Hatchard, 1803).

James McCune Smith, A lecture on the Haytien revolutions; with a sketch of the character of Toussaint L’Ouverture. Delivered at the Stuyvesant Institute … February 26, 1841 (New York: Daniel Fanshaw, 1841).

Joseph Saint-Rémy, Vie de Toussaint-L’Ouverture (Paris: Moquet, 1850).

C.M.B. A glimpse of Hayti, and her negro chief (Liverpool: Edward Howell, 1850).

John Relly Beard, The life of Toussaint L’Ouverture: the Negro patriot of Hayti: comprising an account of the struggle for liberty in the island, and a sketch of its history to the present period (London: Ingram, Cooke, and Co., 1853).

Charles Wyllys ElliottSt. Domingo, its révolution and its hero, Toussaint Louverture (New-York, J. A. Dix, 

James Redpath, Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Biography and Autobiography (Boston: James Redpath, 1863).

Thomas-Prosper Gragnon-LacosteToussaint Louverture, général en chef de l’armée de Saint-Domingue, surnommé le premier des Noirs (Paris, A. Durand et Pedone-Lauriel, 

Image: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. “Toussaint L’Ouverture, Governor of St. Domingo, 1802.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

This entry was posted in Haiti. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Trackback

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>