Lockport, NY: Ward and Cobb, 1896.
First edition. [vii]-xxx, -485, x, with folding map at front. Bound in publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt. Near Fine, with light rubbing to cloth at extremities, inner front hinge exposed though binding remains firm. Slight chipping to edges of front free endpaper and following blank. Ouverture was the French general best known for leading the Haitian Revolution, who's military acumen saved the gains of the first black insurrection in November, 1791, helping transform the slave insurrection into a revolutionary movement. His achievements set the grounds for the black's army victory and for Jean-Jacques Dessalines to declare Haiti a sovereign state in 1804. Authored by Charles W. Mossell, a missionary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church who spent time in Haiti. Item #140939085