Toussaint Louverture, Libérateur d’Haïti, the original work from which Black Liberator has been abridged in an English translation, is a much longer book, abounding in the reflections of the author, himself a noted Haitian diplomat and writer, on the destiny of Toussaint and the Negro race.
In offering this translation, the publishers were confronted with the choice of publishing the entire work, in which case its interest might have been confined to a narrow circle of students, or of abridging it to make its romantic story accessible to a far wider public. They chose the latter course, with the full consent of the author.
Cat. #: B1225