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In the euphoria that followed the departure of Haiti's hated dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, most Haitian and foreign analysts treated the regimes of the two Duvaliers, father and son, as a historical nightmare created by the malevolent minds of the leaders and their supporters. Yet the crisis, economic and political, that faces this small Caribbean nation did not begin with the dictatorship, and is far from being solved, despite its departure from the scene. In this fascinating study, Haitian-born Michel-Rolph Trouillot examines the mechanisms through which the Duvaliers ruthlessly won and then held onto power for twenty-nine years.Trouillot's theoretical discussion focuses on the contradictory nature of the peripheral state, analyzing its relative autonomy as a manifestation of the growing disjuncture between state and nation. He discusses in detail two key characteristics of such regimes: the need for a rhetoric of national unity coupled with unbridled violence. At the same time, he traces the current crisis from its roots in the nineteenth-century marginalization of the peasantry through the U.S. occupation from 1915 to 1934 and into the present. He ends with a discussion of the post-Duvalier period, which, far from seeing the restoration of civilian-led democracy, has been a period of increasing violence and economic decline.

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ISBN:
9780853457565
Author:
Trouillot, Michel-rolph
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Author:
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Haiti Politics and government 1971-1986.
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 3. Pt. 1-
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
225
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.64 in. .80 lbs.

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