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The Resource Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois

Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois

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Haiti : the aftershocks of history
Title
Haiti
Title remainder
the aftershocks of history
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Dubois
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Even before the 2010 earthquake, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption, and has often been blamed for its own wretchedness. But as historian Laurent Dubois makes clear, its difficulties are rooted in its founding revolution, the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the colonial powers; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. Dubois vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 uprising. He details how the indemnity imposed by the former French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, while frequent interventions by the United States further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, Dubois shows, the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard-won liberty alienated the nation's leaders from the broader population, setting the stage for enduring political conflict. Yet the Haitian people have never given up on their struggle for true democracy.--From publisher description
Summary
Challenges popular misconceptions to link Haiti's troubled current state to its turbulent history, documenting how the 1804 slave rebellion placed Haiti at odds with the rest of the world, in an account that also illuminates the country's lesser-known cultural successes
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
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381167
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Dubois, Laurent
Dewey number
972.94
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1921
LC item number
.D83 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Haiti
  • Haiti
Target audience
adult
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the aftershocks of history
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Independence -- The Citadel -- Stalemate -- The sacrifice -- Looking north -- Occupation -- Second independence -- An immaterial being
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn648922902
  • (OCoLC)648922902
  • 217902
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Independence -- The Citadel -- Stalemate -- The sacrifice -- Looking north -- Occupation -- Second independence -- An immaterial being
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn648922902
  • (OCoLC)648922902
  • 217902

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