Haiti: The Tumultuous History - From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation

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Macmillan, 14.9.2010 - 248 sivua
"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 time when Haiti was so prosperous it was known as the Pearl of the Antilles. Haiti was the only country in the Americas to pull off a successful slave revolution, yet today its survival is completely dependent on foreign aid. As all eyes turn to watch what happens to Haiti, author Girard provides the necessary context for envisioning its future--including a detailed account of the quake's consequences, an assessment of the benefit and cost of an American intervention, and commentary on what Haiti must do to rebuild for a brighter future"--
 

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Haiti in Ruins
1
Haiti in Colonial Times 14921791
17
The Haitian Revolution 17911804
39
Haiti after Independence 18041915
59
Haiti during the First US Occupation 19151934
81
The Duvaliers Black Revolution 19571986
97
Aristides Rise to Power 19881991
115
Haitian Boat People October 1991October 1993
133
The Préval Presidency 19962001
177
The Third Aristide Presidency 20012004
189
The Second Préval Presidency 20062010
207
Is There Any Hope for Haiti?
217
Where Are They Now?
231
Notes
235
Bibliography
241
Index
243

The Second US Invasion of Haiti October 1993October 1994
151
The Second Aristide Presidency October 1994February 1996
163

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Philippe Girard is an Assistant Professor of Caribbean History, McNeese State University of Louisiana. He is the author of Haiti.

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