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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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dubois, Laurent
Dewey number
972.94
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
Haiti
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223097899083
  • 31223097899117
  • 31223098378202
  • 31223097899109
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 648922902
  • (OCoLC)648922902
Label
Haiti : the aftershocks of history, Laurent Dubois
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223097899083
  • 31223097899117
  • 31223098378202
  • 31223097899109
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
434 p.
Isbn
9780805093353
Lccn
2011020162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 648922902
  • (OCoLC)648922902

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