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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, 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.
Philippe Girard is an associate professor of Caribbean History, McNeese State University of Louisiana. A native to the French Caribbean, he is the author of Clinton in Haiti.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Haiti in Ruins||p. 1|
|The Pearl of the Caribbean: Haiti in Colonial Times (1492-1791)||p. 17|
|The Slaves Who Defeated Napoléon: The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804)||p. 39|
|Missed Opportunities: Haiti after Independence (1804-1915)||p. 59|
|Benevolent Imperialism: Haiti during the First U.S. Occupation (1915-1934)||p. 81|
|Hearts of Darkness: The Duvaliers' Black Revolution (1957-1986)||p. 97|
|A Glimmer of Hope: Aristide's Rise to Power (1988-1991)||p. 115|
|The Haitian Invasion of the United States: Haitian Boat People (October 1991-October 1993)||p. 133|
|Invasion on Demand: The Second U.S. Invasion of Haiti (October 1993-October 1994)||p. 151|
|Gratitude Is the Heart's (Short-Term) Memory: The Second Aristide Presidency (October 1994-February 1996)||p. 163|
|Divide and Founder: The Préval Presidency (1996-2001)||p. 177|
|Boss Titid: The Third Aristide Presidency (2001-2004)||p. 189|
|Settling Down: The Second Préval Presidency (2006-2010)||p. 207|
|Conclusion: Is There Any Hope for Haiti?||p. 217|
|Epilogue: Where Are They Now?||p. 231|
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