SOURCE: Africa is a Country
The Specter of Foreign Forces in Haiti
by Ambroise Jean-Léon (trans. by Awori Othieno)
The situation in Haiti now echoes a long history of coercion by foreign governments who have leveraged the threat of invasion to steer domestic politics.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Haitian Americans Reclaim the Traditions of Vodou from Centuries of Misperception
Maligned in the aftermath of the Haitian revolution, Vodou has since been blamed for the alleged barbarism of Haitian people and the poverty of the nation. A new generation of practitioners wants to recover the tradition and clear its name.
SOURCE: The Racket
What's New and Not in the NYT Haiti Blockbuster
by Jonathan M. Katz
What can be taken away from the battle erupting between journalists and historians over the Times's blockbuster news event on Haiti's post-independence forced ransom?
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
The West's Centuries-Old Debt to Haiti
by Howard W. French
"Although Americans’ centuries-long debt to the Haitian people is untaught in our schools and unacknowledged in our public discourse, the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people created the United States we know today."
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The Latest Episode in the History of American Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants
by Edwidge Danticat
Novelist Edwidge Danticat explains the lengthy history of mistreatment of Haitian migrants by American authorities.
The Bloody, Ongoing Fight of Haitians to Maintain Independence
by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall
Since an American military occupation begain in 1915, Haitians have struggled to maintain independence under the military and then economic domination of the United States.
SOURCE: Foreign Policy Research Institute
Haiti, Cuba, and the History of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean (Virtual Event July 29)
Michael J. Bustamante and Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall are featured in a discussion of American intervention in the Caribbean and its relationship to current turmoil in Haiti and Cuba. July 29, 2:00 PM.
Explaining the Different Post-Colonial Trajectories of Ireland and Haiti
by Alan J. Singer
"The divergent paths of Haiti and Ireland are rooted in the history of 19th century European colonialism, European and American racism, and the very different alternatives offered to the people of the former colonies for the last two hundred plus years."
SOURCE: Wolfson History Prize
"Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture" by Sudhir Hazareesingh wins Wolfson Prize
Sudhir Hazareesingh has won the Wolfson Prize for 2021 for "Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture."
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