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'Contains some of the finest and most deeply felt polemical writing against slavery and racism ever published' Time Out
This January we are proud to bring you The Black Jacobins, CLR James's classic account of the Haitian Revolution. It is the story of a barely literate slave named Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led the black people of San Domingo in a slave revolt against successive invasions by French, Spanish and English forces and in the process helped form the first independent nation in the Caribbean.
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We can help introduce you to others who share your ideas and build networks for informed political discussion. We welcome people from across all spectrums of the left, from experienced activists to those who are beginning to think about socialist politics for the first time.
The original Left Book Club was started by pioneering British publisher Victor Gollancz in 1936. Mass membership of the club helped turn the tide of public opinion against fascism and bring the 1945 Labour government to power. That government founded the NHS and the welfare state.
Today, we need a Left Book Club for the twenty-first century.
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