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  • Fixing Haitiby Jorge Heine; Andrew Thompson

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Haiti may well be the only country in the Americas with a last name. References to the land of the “black Jacobins” are almost always followed by the phrase “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere”. To that dubious distinction, on 12 January 2010 Haiti added another, when it was hit by the most devastating natural disaster... more...

  • For Whom the Dogs Spyby Raymond A. Joseph

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    When the 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, Raymond Joseph, the former Haitian ambassador to the United States, found himself rushing back to his beloved country. The earthquake ignited a passion in Joseph, inspiring him to run for president against great competition, including two well-known Haitian pop stars, his nephew Wyclef Jean and Michel Martelly.... more...

  • Haiti, History, and the Godsby Joan Dayan

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 31.95

    In Haiti, History, and the Gods, Joan Dayan charts the cultural imagination of Haiti not only by reconstructing the island's history but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored. She investigates the confrontational space in which Haiti is created and recreated in fiction and fact, text and ritual, discourse and practice.... more...

  • Haitian Historyby Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Despite Haiti's proximity to the United States, and its considerable importance to our own history, Haiti barely registered in the historic consciousness of most Americans until recently. Those who struggled to understand Haiti's suffering in the earthquake of 2010 often spoke of it as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, but could not explain... more...

  • Upholding Democracy: The United States Military Campaign in Haiti, 1994-1997by John Ballard

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 132.00

    An inside account of the U.S. military operation to restore Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power in 1994, this study demonstrates progress made in joint warfighting in the period following the end of the Cold War, including improvements in command and control, joint force integration, and techniques for successful humanitarian operations.^L... more...

  • Washington Itselfby E. J. Applewhite

    Madison Books 1993; US$ 15.99

    Originally published by Knopf in 1981. more...

  • A Concise History of the Haitian Revolutionby Jeremy D. Popkin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95

    This book offers students a concise and clearly written overview of the events of the Haitian Revolution, from the slave uprising in the French colony of Saint-Domingue in 1791 to the declaration of Haiti’s independence in 1804. Draws on the latest scholarship in the field as well as the author’s original research Offers a valuable... more...

  • Facing Racial Revolutionby Jeremy D. Popkin

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had recently roiled their French rulers, black slaves and people of mixed race alike rose up against their oppressors in a bloody insurrection that led to the... more...

  • Haiti: The Tumultuous History - From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nationby Philippe Girard

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    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'... more...

  • The Memoir of Toussaint Louvertureby Philippe R. Girard

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 57.99

    Here is an annotated, scholarly, multilingual edition of the only lengthy text personally written by Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture: the memoirs he wrote shortly before his death in the French prison of Fort de Joux. The translation is based on an original copy in Louverture's hand never before published. Historian Philippe Girard begins... more...