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Haiti and the Americas
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Haiti and the Americas

Carla Calarge, Raphael Dalleo, and Luis Duno-Gottberg

Abstract

Haiti has long played an important role in the global perception of the western hemisphere, but ideas about it often appear paradoxical. Is it a land of tyranny and oppression or a beacon of freedom as the site of the world’s only successful slave revolution? A bastion of devilish practices or a devoutly religious island? Does its status as the second independent nation in the hemisphere give it special lessons to teach about postcolonialism, or is its main lesson one of failure? This book brings together an interdisciplinary group of essays to examine the influence of Haiti throughout the hem ... More

Keywords: Haiti, slave revolution, second independent nation, postcolonialism, cultural expressions, stereotypes, poverty, political dysfunction, savagery, dependent nation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037573
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037573.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carla Calarge, editor

Raphael Dalleo, editor

Luis Duno-Gottberg, editor

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