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Paradise Lost free pdf In the aftermath of January's horrific earthquake, the world's attention is focused on Haiti. In this full narrative history of the Caribbean nation, historian Philippe Girard offers insight into Haiti's complex and layered past, showing that its current state as the poorest country in the western hemisphere was not inevitable. This highly readable and accessible history takes the reader back two hundred years to a time when Haiti was so prosperous it was known as the Pearl of the Antilles. Haiti was the only country in the Americas to pull off a successful slave revolution, yet today its survival is completely dependent on foreign aid. As all eyes turn to watch what happens to Haiti, author Girard provides the necessary context for envisioning its future - including a detailed account of the quake's consequences, an assessment of the benefit and cost of an American intervention, and commentary on what Haiti must do to rebuild for a brighter future.

About Philippe Girard

PHILIPPE GIRARD is an Associate Professor of Caribbean History, McNeese State University of Louisiana, USA. A native to the French Caribbean, he is the author of Clinton in Haiti (Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2004).

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Author : Philippe Girard
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 15 October 2010
ISBN : 0230106617
EAN : 9780230106611
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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