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Revolutionary Freedoms
A History of Survival, Strength, and Imagination in Haiti
Cecile Accilien, Ph.D., Columbus State University; Jessica Adams, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley; and Elmide Meleance, Montgomery County (MD) Schools, Editors
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This new perspective on Haitian history features essays that augment the historical paintings of renowned contemporary Haitian-American artist, Ulrick Jean-Pierre.

Poet, playwright, and scholar Kamau Brathwaite has written the powerful Foreword to this volume, which combines scholarship, experience, and inspiration to reveal the complex history of the island that Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic. Chapters cover pre-Columbian and colonial history; critical events and people of the Haitian Revolution; the tangle of U.S.Haitian relations, including the special relationship with Louisiana; Haitian connections to South America; and the contested border with the neighboring Dominican Republic. Revolutionary Freedoms also includes an interview with the artist, a section on women in the nations history, and suggested reading.

The Editors of the book, Ccile Accilien, Jessica Davis, and Elmide Mlance, have assembled a distinguished collection of writers and scholars, such as Edwidge Danticat, Max Beauvoir, Marc Christophe, Lauren Derby, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Rgine Latortue, Carolyn Morrow Long, Margaret Mitchell Armand, Richard Turits, and Philippe Zacar.

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Catalog #: B347
2006, Caribbean Studies Press, 266pp, 45 full-color reproductions, Hardcover
ISBN 1-58432-293-4
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