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In concise, informative chapters, Haiti in Focus looks at how the slaves of France's most prosperous colony defeated the armies of Napoleon, Spain, and Britain, and examines Haiti's subsequent fate after it became the world's first black republic.  It traces the historic journey that led to the brutal regime of "Papa Doc" Duvalier and investigates how, despite profound poverty and political instability.  Haiti has retained its vibrant cultural life and singular identity through Vodou, painting, literature, and a thriving oral culture.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Interlink Books
  • ISBN-10: 1566563593
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566563598
  • Dewey Decimal: 972.940
  • ECHO Library: 972.940 ART