Paradise Lost: Haiti's Tumultuous Journey from Pearl of the Caribbean to Third World Hotspot
Springer, 13.12.2005 - 230 sivua
Why has Haiti been plagued by so many woes? Why has the United States felt a need to repeatedly intervene in Haiti's affairs? Why have multiple U.S. efforts to create a stable democracy in Haiti failed so spectacularly? Philippe Girard answers these and other questions in Paradise Lost . He examines how colonialism and slavery have left a legacy of racial tension, both within Haiti and internationally, as Haitians remain deeply suspicious of white foreigners' motives, many of whom doubt Haitians' ability to govern themselves. He also examines how Haiti's current political instability is merely a continuation of two hundred years of political strife that began during the War of Independence (1791-1804). Finally, Girard explores poverty's devastating impact on contemporary Haiti. This book is different from others in the field, arguing that Haitians - particularly home-grown dictators - bear a big share of the responsibility for their nation's troubles. In addressing the current situation in Haiti by looking to the nation's tumultuous past, Paradise Lost is timely and potentially controversial.
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Haiti in Colonial Times 14921791
The Haitian Revolution 17911804
Haiti after Independence 18041915
Haiti during the First US Occupation 19151934
The Duvaliers Black Revolution 19571986
Aristides Rise to Power 19881991
Haitian Boat People October 1991October 1993
The Second US Invasion of Haiti October 1993October 1994
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