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Each time the French shot down an approaching battalion of slaves, a new one
seemed to rise up behind it, and kept coming. Among the black troops were
matrons, or Maroons, slaves who had fled the hardships of the plantations many
When white men did come, they were not the French whom the Emperor Henry
had feared, nor did they drop anchor at Cap-Haitien. They were American
Marines, and they landed near Port-au-Prince in 1915. By then, Haiti had
become a ...
He was slowly ridding himself of the foreign clergy, the French, the Belgians, the
Jesuits. In the Church as in every other institution, Dr. Duvalier wanted control.
He wanted a clergy that would do his bidding. Publicly he said that he was
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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