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Slaves became peasants, and their descendents have remained peasants. In
examining how the country has been run — or not run — it is useful to think of it
as France was during the period of feudalism, even if the analogy is not exact.
Later, the authorities attempted to sabotage the movement's credit system, which
provided loans to ti peyizan, or smallholding peasants, at rates they could afford.
Chavannes' people organized vigilance brigades to protect their stores of ...
Peasants who are among the 30 percent of Haitian farmers who own two thirds of
the country's arable land, peasants with more than three carreaux, peasants
already doing well enough to dedicate a portion of their land to a solely cash crop
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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