Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolut

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Basic Civitas Books, May 6, 2008 - History - 300 pages
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On February 29, 2004, the first democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was forced to leave his country. The president was kidnapped, along with his Haitian-American wife, by American soldiers and flown to the isolated Central African Republic. In An Unbroken Agony, best-selling author and social justice advocate Randall Robinson chronicles his own cross-Atlantic journey to rescue the Haitian president from captivity in Africa while also connecting the fate of Aristide’s presidency to the Haitian people’s century-long quest for self-determination.
 

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I think that every Haitian young and old needs to read this book. Randall went in on this book when it comes to what REALLY happened when Aristide was in office. Along with that he gives the rich and ... Read full review

An unbroken agony: Haiti, from revolution to the kidnapping of a president

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Robinson (founder, TransAfrica;The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks ) here aims to give a detailed and subjective account of the February 29, 2004, coup that removed Haitian president Jean-Bertrand ... Read full review

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Page 9 - We certainly cannot deny to other nations that principle whereon our own Government is founded, that every nation has a right to govern itself internally under what forms it pleases, and to change these forms at its own will...
Page 4 - They bear no arms, and are all unprotected and so very cowardly that a thousand would not face three; so they are fit to be ordered about and made to work, to sow and do aught else that may be needed, and you may build towns and teach them to go clothed and to adopt our customs.
Page 9 - A great disposition to insurgency has manifested itself among them, which, in one instance, in the State of Virginia, broke out into actual insurrection.
Page 8 - in order that this concert may be complete and effective you [France] should first make peace with England, then nothing will be easier than to furnish your army and fleet with everything, and to reduce Toussaint [the Haitian leader] to starvation.

About the author (2008)

Randall Robinson is the author of the bestsellers The Debt, The Reckoning, and Defending the Spirit. He is also founder and past president of TransAfrica, the African-American organization he established to promote enlightened, constructive U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. In 1984, Robinson established the Free South Africa Movement and in 1994, his public advocacy, including a 27-day hunger strike, led to the UN multinational operation that restored Haiti’s first democratically elected government to power. Mr. Robinson lives with his wife and daughter in St. Kitts.

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