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The History of Haiti

(The Greenwood Histories
of the Modern Nations)

by Steeve Coupeau







The History of Haiti • Steeve Coupeau • 2007 • Greenwood Press • ISBN 978-0313340895 • $45.00

The History of Haiti

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. The work includes a timeline of important events, biographies of important figures in Haiti's history, a glossary of terms, and a bibliographic essay. Chapters include: BLThe Pearl of the Antilles BLEarly Haiti (1492-1804) BLIndependence and Empire (1804-1843) BLThe Pre-Occupation Era (1843-1915) BLThe American Occupation of Haiti and Its Aftermath (1915-1957) BLPolitical Culture (1957-1986) BLSocial and Economic Reality (1986-2006)

STEEVE COUPEAU is a professor in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at New York University and media consultant with the Gerson Lehrman Group Media Council. Dr. Coupeau 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 (2006) in the Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion (edited by Junius P. Rodriguez). His media company, NYIHA MEDIA (found at: http: www.nyiha.com), recently released "Human Rights in Quisqueya", a documentary on human rights matters on the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Steeve Coupeau
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