Oct 22, 2019
Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957
Posted by Matthew J. Smith

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 PapaIn 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 discourse, and presented several ideological alternatives for the nation s future They were doomed, however, by a combination of intense internal rivalries, pressures from both state authorities and the traditional elite class, and the harsh climate of U.S anticommunism Ultimately, the political activism of the era failed to set Haiti firmly on the path to a strong independent future.

  • Title: Red and Black in Haiti: Radicalism, Conflict, and Political Change, 1934-1957
  • Author: Matthew J. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780807859377
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • Red and Black in Haiti Radicalism Conflict and Political Change In the republic of Haiti celebrated its th anniversary as an independent nation In that year too another sort of Haitian independence occurred as the United States ended nearly two decades

    Craig

    Covers an important period. Academic but still excellently written without frivolous bologna that accompanies other historical writing.



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