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Haiti : the aftershocks of history

Author: Laurent Dubois
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Dubois
ISBN: 9780805093353 0805093354
OCLC Number: 648922902
Description: 434 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Independence --
The Citadel --
Stalemate --
The sacrifice --
Looking north --
Occupation --
Second independence --
An immaterial being.
Responsibility: Laurent Dubois.

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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. This title demonstrates that Haiti's  Read more...

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