Haiti The Aftershocks of History

  • Auteur: Laurent Dubois
  • ISBN: 0805095624
  • Date de sortie: 2012-01-03
  • Collection: Metropolitan Books
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A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 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 acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois makes clear, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution—the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the colonial powers surrounding the island nation; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. Dubois vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 uprising. He details how the crushing indemnity imposed by the former French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, while frequent interventions by the United States—including a twenty-year military occupation—further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, Dubois shows, the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard-won liberty alienated the nation's leaders from the broader population, setting the stage for enduring political conflict. Yet as Dubois demonstrates, the Haitian people have never given up on their struggle for true democracy, creating a powerful culture insistent on autonomy and equality for all. Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge.

A Taste of Haiti

  • Auteur: Mirta Yurnet-Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780781809986
  • Date de sortie: 2003-08
  • Collection: Hippocrene Books
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With African, French, Arabic and Amerindian influences, the food and culture of Haiti are fascinating subjects to explore. From the days of slavery to present times, traditional Haitian cuisine has relied upon staples like root vegetables, pork, fish, and flavour enhancers like Pikliz (picklese, or hot pepper vinegar) and Zepis (ground spices). This cookbook offers over 100 Haitian recipes, including traditional holiday foods and the author's favourite drinks and desserts. Information on Haiti's history, holidays and celebrations, necessary food staples, and cooking methods will guide the home chef on a culinary adventure to this beautiful island. Recipe titles are given in English, Creole, and French.

Haiti

  • Auteur: Nicolas L. Pauyo
  • ISBN: 1463405677
  • Date de sortie: 2011-05
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
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Haiti History and the Gods

  • Auteur: Joan Dayan
  • ISBN: 9780520213685
  • Date de sortie: 1998
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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"By viewing Revolutionary-era Haiti through the lenses of gender and sexuality, Joan Dayan breathes life into an important slice of history."--Karen McCarthy Brown, author of Mama Lola

Here is Haiti

  • Auteur: Ruth Danenhower Wilson
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  • Date de sortie: 1957-01-01
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Haiti

  • Auteur: Deidre McFadyen
  • ISBN: 9780896085053
  • Date de sortie: 1995
  • Collection: South End Press
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"Covers important issues, but the analysis is simplistic and more ideological than scholarly. Includes sections on US policy, the 1990 coup, and human rights"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

The Rural Code of Haiti

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  • Date de sortie: 1827
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