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The History of Haiti

The History of Haiti

by Steeve Coupeau


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Haiti's long and turbulent history is documented in this comprehensive reference volume, ideal for high school students, undergrads, and general readers. Discovered by Christopher Columbus on his journey across the Atlantic in 1492, Haiti has had a tumultuous past at best. Epidemics, revolutions, slavery, and poverty have plagued this small Latin American country for centuries, and even today its unstable government has prevented Haiti from becoming a popular Caribbean tourist destination. This volume of the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series explores Haiti's bloodied past, beginning with Spanish, French, Dutch, and British attempts at colonization up until today's coups and political uprisings. The History of Haiti is the perfect addition to any high school, public, or undergraduate library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313340895
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2007
Series: The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Steeve Coupeau is a professor in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University and media consultant with the Gerson Lehrman Group Media Council. Dr. Coupeau has written several books and articles about Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, he is the author of Legacy of the Haitian Slave Revolt published by Greenwood Publishing Group (2006) in the Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion (edited by Junius P. Rodriguez). His media company, NYIHA MEDIA (found at: http:, recently released Human Rights in Quisqueya, a documentary on human rights matters on the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword     vii
Timeline of Historical Events     ix
The Pearl of the Antilles     1
Early Haiti (1492-1804)     15
Independence and Empire (1804-1843)     37
The Pre-Occupation Era (1843-1915)     61
The American Occupation of Haiti and Its Aftermath (1915-1957)     71
Political Culture (1957-1986)     93
Social and Economic Reality (1986-2006)     127
Notable People in the History of Haiti     163
Glossary of Selected Terms     169
Bibliographic Essay     171
Index     175

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