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

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Why has Haiti been plagued by so many woes? Why have multiple U.S. efforts to create a stable democracy in Haiti failed so spectacularly? Philippe Girard answers these and other questions, examining how colonialism and slavery have left a legacy of racial tension, both within Haiti and internationally; Haitians remain deeply suspicious of white foriegners' motives, many of whom doubt Hatians' ability to govern themselves. He also examines how Haiti's current political instability is merely a continuation of political strife that began during the War of Independence (1791-1804). Finally, Haiti: The Tumultuous History, Girard explores poverty's devastating impact on contemporary Haiti and argues that Haitians--particularly home-grown dictators--bear a big share of the responsibility for their nation's troubles.
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About the author

Philippe Girard is an Assistant Professor of Caribbean History, McNeese State University of Louisiana. He is the author of Haiti.
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St. Martin's Press
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Published on
Sep 14, 2010
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780230112902
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Latin America / Central America
Political Science / Political Economy
Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy
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