Haitian-Dominican Counterpoint available in Hardcover
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.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|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 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