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Red & black in Haiti : radicalism, conflict, and political change, 1934-1957

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Smith,Matthew Jordan (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2009-01-01
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780807832653
Published:
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press
ISBN:
9780807832653
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Haiti, Communism, Black nationalism, Radicalism
Notes:
278 p., In 1934 the republic of Haiti celebrated its 130th anniversary as an independent nation. In that year, too, another sort of Haitian independence occurred, as the United States ended nearly two decades of occupation. In the first comprehensive political history of postoccupation Haiti, Matthew Smith argues that the period from 1934 until the rise of dictator Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier to the presidency in 1957 constituted modern Haiti's greatest moment of political promise.