Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint

Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint

by E. Matibag
ISBN-10:
0312294328
ISBN-13:
9780312294328
Pub. Date:
05/16/2003
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US

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Overview

Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint

What would the island of Hispaniola look like if viewed as a loosely connected system? That is the question Haitian-Dominican Counterpointseeks to answer as it surveys the insular space shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout their parallel histories. For beneath the familiar tale of hostilities, the systemic perspective reveals a lesser-known, "unitarian" narrative of interdependencies and reciprocal influences shaping each country'sidentity. In view of the sociocultural and economic linkages connecting the two countries, their relations would have to resemble not so much acockfight (the conventional metaphor) as a serial and polyrhythmic counterpoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312294328
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/16/2003
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(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 Contents

Introduction: 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

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