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Haiti History

Postby vagabond » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:39 pm

Since there's been some discussion of Haiti, it's history, and fuckedupedness on the board, where would one start for a good primer on Haitian history beyond its wikipedia entry?
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Re: Haiti History

Postby Kurt » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:20 pm

vagabond wrote:Since there's been some discussion of Haiti, it's history, and fuckedupedness on the board, where would one start for a good primer on Haitian history beyond its wikipedia entry?


The Black Jacobins by CLR James is the best book on Haitian history. It covers the conditions of the slaves, impressions and accounts of visitors and the revolt. CLR James was a die hard Trotskyist / Leninist but the commie stuff is easy to filter through and you are left with one hell of a history book.
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Re: Haiti History

Postby vagabond » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:34 am

Cool, thanks Kurt.

Oh and cheers for added this forum, think it should be interesting.
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