Historical Dictionary of Haiti by Michael R. HallHistorical Dictionary of Haiti by Michael R. Hall

Historical Dictionary of Haiti

byMichael R. Hall

Hardcover | January 12, 2012

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One of the world's poorest nations, Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. Haiti proclaimed its independence from France on January 1, 1804 following the only successful slave revolt in the Americas. As a result of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), Haiti became the first independent Latin American nation and the second independent nation in the Western Hemisphere, after the United States. Throughout its history it has suffered political violence, and in 2010 it suffered a devastating earthquake, which killed over 200,000 people and countless people lost homes and businesses.The Historical Dictionary of Haiti covers the history of Haiti starting in 1492 with the initial discovery of the island Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic to the present day. The dictionary itself contains over 400 cross-referenced entries on crucial aspects of Haitian history, and it is the most extensive single-volume reference work on Haiti available. In addition to the dictionary, this book provides a chronology containing important dates and events and an informative bibliographical section organized by subject. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Haiti.
Michael R. Hall is professor of Latin American history at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. He has also taught in the Dominican Republic and conducted extensive research there and in Haiti. He has written extensively on countries in the region including articles and a book.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of HaitiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 9.39 × 6.38 × 1.11 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810878100

ISBN - 13:9780810878105

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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword (Jon Woronoff)PrefaceReader's NoteAcronyms and AbbreviationsMapChronologyIntroductionThe DictionaryAppendix: Haitian Heads of State and Prime MinistersBibliographyAbout the Author

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I would recommend this one-volume dictionary for public, academic, and special libraries' country studies collections.