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Haiti: A Slave Revolution: 200 Years After 1804

Haiti: A Slave Revolution: 200 Years After 1804


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Drawing from a wide range of authors, experts, and historical texts, this collection challenges historical stereotypes and counters 200 years of cultural myths and disinformation. These essays explain the background to the current crisis in Haiti, revealing the intertwined relationship between the United States and Haiti and the untold stories of the Haitian people’s resistance to U.S. aggression and occupations. Included are a time line, photo essay, author biographies, and bibliography. This revised edition also includes context surrounding the response to the tragic 2010 earthquake disaster.

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ISBN-13: 9780974752143
Publisher: World View Forum
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ramsey Clark was the U.S. Attorney General during the Lyndon Johnson administration, an international attorney, and a human rights advocate. He investigated the 1991 coup in Haiti against Aristide as a member of the Haiti Commission and has opposed U.S. military intervention around the world. He is a founder of the International Action Center and author of Crime in America and The Fire This Time. He lives in New York City, New York. Edwidge Danticat  is a strong advocate for issues affecting Haitians abroad and at home. She lent her voice and words to Poto Mitan: Haitian Women Pillars of the Global Economy, a documentary about the impact of globalizaton on five women from different generations. She won the American Book Award for The Farming of Bones and is also the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, Behind the Mountains, and Brother, I'm Dying. She lives in Miami, Florida. Frederick Douglass was a major African American orator, writer, and leader of the abolitionist movement in the 19th century. He was a significant political figure and the first U.S. diplomatic representative to Haiti in the 1880s. He was the author of My Bondage and My Freedom and The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Ben Dupuy is secretary general of Haiti's National Popular Party (PPN). He was ambassador-at-large for President Aristide's government from 1991–1993. Paul Laraque is a poet and essayist on political and cultural affairs. He was the founder and secretary general of the Association of Haitian Writers Abroad and a leading member of the Haitian Patriotic Action Movement. He is the author of Fistibal, Open Gate, and Solda Mawon.

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