Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent Dubois

By Laurent Dubois

A passionate and insightful account by means of a number one historian of Haiti that lines the assets of the country's devastating current again to its turbulent and aggravating history

Even prior to the 2010 earthquake destroyed a lot of the rustic, Haiti was once referred to as a benighted position of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the state has lengthy been blamed via many for its personal wretchedness. yet as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois makes transparent, Haiti's afflicted current can simply be understood via reading its advanced earlier. The country's problems are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution—the in simple terms profitable slave rebellion within the background of the realm; the hostility that this uprising generated one of the colonial powers surrounding the island country; and the serious fight inside of Haiti itself to outline its newfound freedom and become aware of its promise.

Dubois vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that the 1804 rebellion. He info how the crushing indemnity imposed through the previous French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, whereas common interventions through the United States—including a twenty-year army occupation—further undermined Haiti's independence. whilst, Dubois exhibits, the interior debates approximately what Haiti may still do with its hard-won liberty alienated the nation's leaders from the wider inhabitants, atmosphere the level for enduring political clash. but as Dubois demonstrates, the Haitian humans have by no means given up on their fight for real democracy, making a strong tradition insistent on autonomy and equality for all.

Revealing what lies in the back of the accepted moniker of "the poorest state within the Western Hemisphere," this essential e-book illuminates the principles on which a brand new Haiti could but emerge.

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