What would the island of Hispaniola look like if viewed as a loosely connected system? That is the question Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint seeks to answer as it surveys the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout their parallel histories. Beneath the familiar tale of hostilities, Matibag reveals a lesser-known, "unitarian" history of interdependencies and reciprocal influences shaping each country's identity, with strong sociocultural and economic linkages.
Author Biography: Eugenio Matibag is Associate Professor of Spanish at Iowa State University. He is the author of Afro-Cuban Religious Experience: Cultural Reflections in Narrative.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Eugenio Matibag is associate professor of Spanish at Iowa State Univesity. He is the author of Afro-Cuban Religious Experience: Cultural Reflections in Narrative.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Point Counterpoint * Limits of colonialism, 1492-1750 * The Great Opening, 1751-1801 * Haiti and Santo Domingo, 1802-1844 * Territorial imperatives, 1845-1929 * Interdependent Dictatorships, 1930-1986 * The edge of the earth: Haitians in Dominican literature * Bounds of modernity, 1986-2001