Haiti: A Shattered Nation

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The Overlook Press, Jul 21, 2011 - History - 496 pages
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Haiti: A Shattered Nation is the definitive inside account of a country perpetually in headlines and in conflict.

Renowned author Elizabeth Abbott, who lived and wrote in Haiti, begins with the notorious Duvaliers—father and son—and explores their legacy to the present day. In 1803, the enslaved people of Haiti vanquished their French masters after a bloody war which left tens of thousands dead. Since then, the Haitian people have endured more than one corrupt regime that drove millions into exile, cowed those who remained, and tortured hundreds of thousands. In this revised and updated edition, Abbott ably shows how the early dictators’ legacy shaped modern Haiti as she traces the repercussions of their actions to the present day, and the disastrous earthquake that shook the world.

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Written in Blood
The American Occupation
Papa Doc Comes to Power
Papa Doc President
The Height of the Terror
Papa Docs Final Years
The Dynasty Falters
The Final Days of Duvalier
Duvalierism Without Duvalier
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The Revolution Continues
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JeanClaude and Michéle Honeymoon 10 Marriage

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About the author (2011)

Elizabeth Abbott is Research Associate at Trinity College, University of Toronto, and, from 1991 to 2004, was Dean of Women. She is the author of several books, including Sugar and Haiti, also published by Overlook. She lives in Toronto.

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