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One of the popular theories about Jean-Claude's fall was that it was brought
about by his marriage to Michele Bennett, a redoubtable mulatto playgirl much
feared by Jean-Claude's mother. Michele came from a shady mulatto family, but
He used Noirisme to undermine the mulatto elite, in the early days a rival for his
power, and to consolidate his hegemony among the disenfranchised. (Never
stupid, however, Dr. Duvalier allowed many of the wealthy mulattos who were ...
The colonial historian Moreau de Saint-Mery describes the continual
depredations wreaked on the French planters, on their mulatto counterparts (
freemen who often owned plantations and slaves themselves); and on their
property by the ...
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The rainy season: Haiti since DuvalierUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This welcome interpretation of Haiti provides many insights into a country that few North Americans understand. Wilentz, a journalist, captures the complex cultural ambience and mystery of domestic ... Read full review