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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
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Language
eng
Summary
This work is an account that finds in Haiti's traumatic history the sources of its devastating present. Even before last year's earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as the author, a historian, demonstrates, Haiti's troubles owe more to a legacy of international punishment for the original sin of staging the only successful slave revolt in the world. He vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 rebellion: the crushing indemnities imposed by the former French rulers, which initiated a cycle of debt; the multiple interventions by the U.S. armed forces, including a twenty-year occupation; and the internal divisions and political chaos that are the inevitable consequences of centuries of subversion. At the same time, he also explores Haiti's overlooked successes, as its revolution created a resilient culture insistent on autonomy and equality. This is a book, that 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
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
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New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
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381167
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DLC
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1971-
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Dubois, Laurent
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Haiti
Target audience
adult
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the aftershocks of history
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn648922902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
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maps
System control number
(OCoLC)648922902
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn648922902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)648922902

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