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Haiti : the tumultuous history--from pearl of the Caribbean to broken nation

Author: Philippe R Girard
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In the aftermath of January's horrific earthquake, the world's attention is focused on Haiti. In this full narrative history of the Caribbean nation, historian Philippe Girard offers insight into Haiti's complex and layered past, showing that its current state as the poorest country in the western hemisphere was not inevitable. This highly readable and accessible history takes the reader back two hundred years to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe R Girard
ISBN: 9780230106611 0230106617
OCLC Number: 587209675
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Haiti in ruins --
The pearl of the Caribbean: Haiti in colonial times (1492-1791) --
The slaves who defeated Napoléon: the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) --
Missed opportunities: Haiti after independence (1804-1915) --
Benevolent imperialism: Haiti during the first U.S. occupation (1915-1934) --
Hearts of darkness: the Duvaliers' Black Revolution (1957-1986) --
A glimmer of hope: Aristide's rise to power (1988-1991) --
The Haitian invasion of the United States: Haitian boat people (Octover 1991-October 1993) --
Invasion on demand: the second U.S. invasion of Haiti (October 1993-October 1994) --
Gratitude is the heart's (short-term) memory: the second Aristide presidency (October 1994-February 1996) --
Divide and founder: the Préval presidency (1996-2001) --
Boss Titid: the third Aristide presidency (2001-2004) --
Settling down: the second Préval presidency (2006-2010) --
Conclusion: Is there any hope for Haiti? --
Epilogue: Where are they now?
Responsibility: Philippe Girard.

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