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

Haiti: The Tumultuous History - from Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Girard, Philippe

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In the aftermath of January's horrific earthquake, the world's attention is focused on Haiti. 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 coun...try in the western hemisphere was not inevitable. This highly readable and accessible history takes the reader back two hundred years to a time when Haiti was so prosperous it was known as the Pearl of the Antilles. Haiti was the only country in the Americas to pull off a successful slave revolution, yet today its survival is completely dependent on foreign aid. As all eyes turn to watch what happens to Haiti, author Girard provides the necessary context for envisioning its future--including a detailed account of the quake's consequences, an assessment of the benefit and cost of an American intervention, and commentary on what Haiti must do to rebuild for a brighter future.
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ISBN 9780230106611
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9780230106611
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Girard, Philippe
Category American History
Political Science & Theory
Political Economy
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 972.94
Weight 238g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Haiti - History
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade;Adult education