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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 .
Unlike peasant silos in other areas , Chavannes ' remained untouched . The chef
de section was also furious with Chavannes for encouraging the peasants to
refuse to pay their market taxes , a refusal that peasant leaders nationwide had ...
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