Haiti: The Tumultuous History--From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation

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In This Full Narrative History Of The Caribbean nation, historian Philippe Girard offers insight into Haiti's complex and layered past, showing that its current state as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere was not inevitable. This highly readable and accessible history takes the reader through Haiti's turbulent past-from its start as a prosperous colony and the only country to pull off a successful slave revolution to its struggles with political despotism and poverty. As international efforts pour in ...

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Overview

In This Full Narrative History Of The Caribbean nation, historian Philippe Girard offers insight into Haiti's complex and layered past, showing that its current state as the poorest country in the Western hemisphere was not inevitable. This highly readable and accessible history takes the reader through Haiti's turbulent past-from its start as a prosperous colony and the only country to pull off a successful slave revolution to its struggles with political despotism and poverty. As international efforts pour in after the horrific earthquake of 2010, Girard provides the necessary context for envisioning its future-including a detailed account of the quake's consequences, the benefit and cost of an American intervention, and a telling look at what Haiti must do to rebuild.

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Praise for Clinton in Haiti by Philippe Girard:

"An engaging and wonderfully readable account of the circumstances leading up to the U.S. invasion of Haiti in 1994, and its restoration of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as Haitian president."—Elizabeth Abbott, Trinity College, University of Toronto

"This is an extraordinarily well written account that places Clinton's Haitian foreign policy in historical perspective. Linguistic wit and analytical sophistication prevail as Girard skillfully weaves readers through the complexities and tragedy of Haiti's history and the highly touted, but unsuccessful aftermath of the 1994 "invasion" by U.S. troops to restore Aristide and democracy to this Caribbean republic. Until Clinton administration classified documents become available this will remain the standard account and an object lesson for all future American cut-and-run attempts at peace-keeping and nation-building."—Joan Hoff, Montana State University, Bozeman

"Written by an outstanding young French scholar of recent American history, this examination of U.S. intervention in Haiti under Bill Clinton probes the motivations behind an unnecessary military action and explains the ways in which objective failure is translated into political success. The author's finely-calibrated sense of irony makes his work as entertaining as it is instructive."—Alonzo L. Hamby, Ohio University, and author of For the Survival of Democracy: Franklin Roosevelt and the World Crisis of the 1930s

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230106611
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 319,810
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Philippe Girard is an Assistant Professor of Caribbean History, McNeese State University of Louisiana.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Introduction: Haiti in Ruins 1

1 The Pearl of the Caribbean: Haiti in Colonial Times (1492-1791) 17

2 The Slaves Who Defeated Napoléon: The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) 39

3 Missed Opportunities: Haiti after Independence (1804-1915) 59

4 Benevolent Imperialism: Haiti during the First U.S. Occupation (1915-1934) 81

5 Hearts of Darkness: The Duvaliers' Black Revolution (1957-1986) 97

6 A Glimmer of Hope: Aristide's Rise to Power (1988-1991) 115

7 The Haitian Invasion of the United States: Haitian Boat People (October 1991-October 1993) 133

8 Invasion on Demand: The Second U.S. Invasion of Haiti (October 1993-October 1994) 151

9 Gratitude Is the Heart's (Short-Term) Memory: The Second Aristide Presidency (October 1994-February 1996) 163

10 Divide and Founder: The Préval Presidency (1996-2001) 177

11 Boss Titid: The Third Aristide Presidency (2001-2004) 189

12 Settling Down: The Second Préval Presidency (2006-2010) 207

Conclusion: Is There Any Hope for Haiti? 217

Epilogue: Where Are They Now? 231

Notes 235

Bibliography 241

Index 243

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