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"Step by step, [Nicholls] guides us through the various historical time periods of Haitian political and national development, ...
"Step by step, [Nicholls] guides us through the various historical time periods of Haitian political and national development, illuminating each one of them by a cogent and learned discussion of the main ideas and ideologies that accompanied them." --The Political Quarterly
"Probably the best book written about Haitian history after its independence . . . a thorough, thoughtful, extremely well-researched work." --Handbook of Latin American Studies
In this lively, provocative, and well-documented history, David Nicholls discusses the impact of "color" on political and social alliances during almost two hundred years of Haitian history. While consciousness of racial identity has been a powerful factor which, from the earliest days, has united Haitians in a determination to preserve their national independence, color has been a divisive factor, leading to the erosion of the stability of that independence. Nicholls grounds this sophisticated analysis in great historical detail and engaging, witty prose. Students and general readers alike will gain much from this insightful and informative history of Haiti. A new preface to this edition covers the last ten years in Haitiain history.
David Nicholls is a major authority on Haiti, and was in the country as a newspaper correspondent during the 1987 election disaster. His other books include Haiti in the Caribbean Context: Ethnicity; The Pluralist State: and Deity and Domination.
"New edition of a valuable survey of Haitian history that first appeared in 1979 (see HLAS 44:2491). Nicholls died in 1996, and changes to the original book appear to be limited to a new, 41-page preface that summarizes political events in the country from 1986-94"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
|Preface to the first edition|
|Note on terminology|
|2||Fathers of national independence (1804 - 1825)||33|
|3||Pride and prejudice (1820 - 1867)||67|
|4||Liberals and Nationals (1867 - 1910)||108|
|5||Occupied Haiti (1911 - 1934)||142|
|6||Literature and dogma (1930 - 1945)||165|
|7||Authentics and their adversaries (1946 - 1957)||191|
|8||Culture and tyranny (1957 - 1971)||212|