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Haiti's long and turbulent history is documented in this comprehensive reference volume, ideal for high school students, undergrads, and general readers. Discovered by Christopher Columbus on his journey across the Atlantic in 1492, Haiti has had a tumultuous past at best. Epidemics, revolutions, slavery, and poverty have plagued this small Latin American country for centuries, and even today its unstable government has prevented Haiti from becoming a popular Caribbean tourist destination. This volume of the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series explores Haiti's bloodied past, beginning with Spanish, French, Dutch, and British attempts at colonization up until today's coups and political uprisings. The History of Haiti is the perfect addition to any high school, public, or undergraduate library.

Book News Annotation:

From the era when Haiti was known as "the pearl of the Antilles" to its current status as one of the world's poorest countries, Coupeau (continuing and professional studies, New York U.) traces the history of the Creole- and French-speaking Caribbean island. Following an introduction to its geography; pre-colonial and colonial past; present political, economic, and social systems; and culture, he presents a historical survey divided into six periods from Columbus' 1492 landing to current challenges--advocating for new power relations. The book includes a basic map, timeline, entries on leading figures in Haitian history, a glossary, and bibliographic essay. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The work includes a timeline of important events, biographies of important figures in Haiti's history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay.

Synopsis:

Explore Haiti's difficult struggle through history in this comprehensive addition to the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series.

Synopsis:

Haiti's long and turbulent history is documented in this comprehensive reference volume, ideal for high school students, undergrads, and general readers. "Discovered" by Christopher Columbus on his journey across the Atlantic in 1492, Haiti has had a tumultuous past at best. Epidemics, revolutions, slavery, and poverty have plagued this small Latin American country for centuries, and even today its unstable government has prevented Haiti from becoming a popular Caribbean tourist destination. This volume of the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series explores Haiti's bloodied past, beginning with Spanish, French, Dutch, and British attempts at colonization up until today's coups and political uprisings. The History of Haiti is the perfect addition to any high school, public, or undergraduate library.

About the Author

STEEVE COUPEAU is the co-chair of Media Access for Diversity Project housed in the Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he also serves as a professor. He also serves as a media consultant with the Gerson Lehrman Group Media Council. He has written several books and articles about Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, he is the author of "Legacy of the Haitian Slave Revolt" published by Greenwood Publishing Group in the Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion edited by Junius P. Rodriguez. His media company, NYIHA MEDIA, recently released "Human Rights in Quisqueya", a documentary on human rights matters on the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313340895
Author:
Coupeau, Steeve
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Haiti
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Haiti History.
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.29x6.43x.79 in. .97 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Product details 200 pages Greenwood Press - English 9780313340895 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The work includes a timeline of important events, biographies of important figures in Haiti's history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay.
"Synopsis" by , Explore Haiti's difficult struggle through history in this comprehensive addition to the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series.
"Synopsis" by , Haiti's long and turbulent history is documented in this comprehensive reference volume, ideal for high school students, undergrads, and general readers. "Discovered" by Christopher Columbus on his journey across the Atlantic in 1492, Haiti has had a tumultuous past at best. Epidemics, revolutions, slavery, and poverty have plagued this small Latin American country for centuries, and even today its unstable government has prevented Haiti from becoming a popular Caribbean tourist destination. This volume of the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series explores Haiti's bloodied past, beginning with Spanish, French, Dutch, and British attempts at colonization up until today's coups and political uprisings. The History of Haiti is the perfect addition to any high school, public, or undergraduate library.
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