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

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    Philippe Girard is an Assistant Professor of Caribbean History, McNeese State University of Louisiana.

    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, 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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    ISBN 9780230106611
    Genre HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 248
    Publisher Date 2010-09-14 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Tumultuous History--From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Girard, Philippe
    Country of Origin United States

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