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The text of this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, first appeared in the U.S Department of States 2011 publication Background Note Haiti.Sample passage The late 1950s saw the start of the violent and repressive dictatorship of Francois Papa Doc Duvalier Elected president in 1957, he declared himself president for life in 1964 and ruled until his death in 1971 with the help of his paramilitary force, the Tontons Macoutes Francois Duvalier was succeeded by his son, Jean Claude Baby Doc Duvalier, who also declared himself president for life The Duvaliers rule was characterized by repressive state controls, including the lack of basic democratic rights Faced with economic collapse and a popular uprising, Jean Claude Duvalier fled to France on February 7, 1986 The period immediately after his departure was marked by mob vengeance against members of the Tontons Macoutes....

Title : A Brief History of Haiti
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Format Type : Printlength
Language : English
Publisher : A J Cornell Publications July 6, 2013
Number of Pages : 12 pages
File Size : 344 KB
Status : Available For Download
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A Brief History of Haiti Reviews

  • Nina
    2019-04-28 15:29

    A decent review of Haiti's history. The revolutionary period is difficult because of the shifting sides.