Duke University Press To Launch C.L.R. James Archives Series

Duke University Press will publish the recently-discovered text of the first version of C.L.R. James’s play Toussaint Louverture: the Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History next year. No release date has been announced yet. This volume is the inaugural title in what Duke is calling the “C.L.R. James Archives Series,” so apparently more titles are planned. James’s drama, written during his first stay in England, was produced for the stage and starred Paul Robeson in the title role.

See Chapter 13 of Frank Rosengarten’s biography of James, Urbane Revolutionary, for a concise history of the three versions of the play.

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