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The Resource Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois

Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois

Label
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 destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption, and has often been blamed for its own wretchedness. But as the author, a historian makes clear, its difficulties are rooted not only in its founding revolution, the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; but also in 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. The author 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 Including a twenty-year occupation, and the internal divisions and political chaos that are the inevitable consequences of centuries of subversion, further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, he explores Haiti's overlooked successes as its revolution created a resilient culture insistent on autonomy and equality. He also shows the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard won liberty that 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. This book reveals what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the western hemisphere" and illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolution (Haiti : 1791-1804)
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • France
  • Haiti
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Autonomy and independence movements
  • Colonial influence
  • Economic history
  • International relations
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Slavery
  • Social conditions
  • France
  • Haiti
  • United States
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Independence -- The Citadel -- Stalemate -- The sacrifice -- Looking north -- Occupation -- Second independence -- An immaterial being
Control code
ocn648922902
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805093353
  • (OCoLC)648922902
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Independence -- The Citadel -- Stalemate -- The sacrifice -- Looking north -- Occupation -- Second independence -- An immaterial being
Control code
ocn648922902
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805093353
  • (OCoLC)648922902

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