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Title:
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Author:
Hoobler, Thomas.
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Publication Information:
New York : Chelsea House, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
111 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the eighteenth-century slave who led his people in the struggle for an independent Haiti and became its ruler in 1799.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781555468187

9780791007051
Format :
Book

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This book examines the textual and archaeological evidence for the history of Cyprus from 750 to 500 BC. This significant period of the island's past is examined in three parts. The first surveys what is known about the local population of Cyprus and the political and social organization of the island. The second offer a narrative account of the period within a chronological framework more detailed than any analysis currently available. It suggests that the defining feature of the Cypro-Archaic period was the way in which local kingdoms adapted to different political and economic conditions in the Near East and Egypt, and took advantage of them. It challenges the prevalent view of a succession of foreign overlords controlling the island through military means. The third part discusses the internal and external relations of Cyprus by studying specific groups of pottery, seals, and sculpture. As a whole, this book provies a more complete picture of Archaic Cyprus than ever previously attempted. Generously illustrated with plates and figures, this will be an invaluable work of reference for archaeologists and ancient historians of both the West and Near East.


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A biography of the eighteenth-century slave who led his people in the struggle for an independent Haiti and became its ruler in 1799.


Author Notes

Dorothy Hoobler is a historian and author of over sixty books, both fiction and nonfiction, mostly for young readers. Her and her husband are the authors of the well-loved American Family Album series, including The Japanese American Family Album, which was named a Carter G. Woodson Honor Book in 1997. The Hooblers won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2005 with In Darkness, Death.

In addition, the Society for School Librarians International chose their book Showa: The Era of Hirohito for a best book award in 1991, and they have been cited for excellence by the Library of Congress, the Parents' Choice Foundation, Bank Street College, the International Reading Association, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the New York Public Library.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Thomas Hoobler is a historian and childrens book author of over sixty books, both fiction and nonfiction, mostly for young readers. He and his wife Dorothy are the authors of the well-loved American Family Album series, including The Japanese American Family Album, which was named a Carter G. Woodson Honor Book in 1997. The Hooblers won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2005 for In Darkness, Death.

The Society for School Librarians International chose their book Showa: The Era of Hirohito for a best book award in 1991, and they have been cited for excellence by the Library of Congress, the Parents' Choice Foundation, Bank Street College, the International Reading Association, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the New York Public Library.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Students needing information for reports or seeking to expand their own knowledge of black history and/or of the history of the Western hemisphere will welcome this interesting, easy-to-follow biography. With direct quotes from historical records, the Hooblers chronicle the life of a man, born into slavery, who eventually led his people to victory over the armies of France, Spain, and Britain. One must question, however, how they know what L'Ouverture was thinking as he made many of his strategical and political moves, since their sources are not listed. The format is open, with small blocks of additional text in the wide margins. Information in these blocks sometimes repeats that which is presented in the basic text, reinforcing the most important concepts. Black-and-white reproductions of period and contemporary lithographs, drawings, paintings, maps, and photographs appear on nearly every page. A clear and readable addition to history collections. --Dona Weisman, Northeast Texas Library, Garland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.