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Red and Black in Haiti Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957

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ISBN-10: 0807859370

ISBN-13: 9780807859377

Edition: 2009

Authors: Matthew J. Smith

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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.Smith emphasizes the key role that radical groups, particularly Marxists and black nationalists, played in shaping contemporary Haitian history. These movements transformed Haiti's political culture, widened political…    
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Book details

List price: $42.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 5/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Matthew J. Smith, senior lecturer in history at the University of West Indies at Mona, is author of Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957.