An Unbroken Agony

An Unbroken Agony

Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of A President

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Baker & Taylor
Presents an exploration of the turbulent history of Haiti, from Columbus's arrival to the abduction of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, and the nation's ongoing struggle to achieve stability and prosperity.

Perseus Publishing
Bestselling author and bold social commentator, Randall Robinson explores the singularly curious and ultimately tragic history of Haiti

On February 29th, 2004 the democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was forced to leave his country. The twice elected President was kidnapped, along with his Haitian-American wife, American soldiers and flown, against his will, to the isolated Central African Republic. Although the American government has denied ousting Aristide it was clear that the Haitian people’s most recent attempt at self-determination had not been crushed by Haitian paramilitaries as Washington claimed. In An Unbroken Agony, bestselling author and social justice advocate Randall Robinson explores the heroic and tragic history of Haiti. He traces the history of a people forced across the Atlantic in chains; recounting their spectacularly successful slave revolt against France and the two hundred years of reprisals that would follow. The fate of Aristide’s presidency is tied to this people’s century-long quest for self-determination and his removal from power exposes the apartheid-like forces that frustrate these aspirations even today. Robinson majestically chronicles the convulsive history of this island nation-from Columbus’s arrival to the fearlessness of the slave revolutionaries who defeated the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804, wresting from France the most valuable colony of any European power anywhere in the world; from the ideals of the young republic, to the foreign backed dictators who corrupted those ideals, culminating in the American led operation removing from power Haiti’s first democratically elected president and his entire government in 2004. Robinson captures the pride and courage of the Haitian people in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. With his passionate prose, Robinson brings alive the powerful memory of the Haitian revolution in the souls of ordinary citizens and shows the boundless desire of all Haitians to chart their own destiny-free of foreign interference.


Blackwell North Amer
On February 29, 2004, the democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean- Bertrand Aristide, was forced to leave his country. The twice-elected President was kidnapped along with his Haitian-American wife by American soldiers and flown, against his will, to the isolated Central African Republic. Although the American government has denied ousting Aristide it was clear that the Haitian people's most recent attempt at self-determination was not crushed that day by Haitian paramilitaries as Washington claimed.
In An Unbroken Agony, social justice advocate Randall Robinson explores the heroic and tragic history of Haiti. He traces the history of a people forced across the Atlantic in chains, recounting their spectacularly successful slave revolt against France and the two hundred years of reprisals that would follow. The fate of Aristide's presidency is tied to this people's relentless quest for self-determination and his removal from power exposes the apartheid-like forces that frustrate these aspirations even today.
Robinson chronicles the convulsive saga of this island nation - from Columbus's arrival to the fearlessness of the slave revolutionaries who defeated the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804, wresting from France the most valuable colony of any European power anywhere in the world; from the ideals of the young republic, to the foreign backed dictators who corrupted those ideals, culminating in the American-led operation removing from power Haiti's first democratically elected president and his entire government in 2004.
Robinson captures the pride and courage of the Haitian people in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Robinson brings alive the power of the Haitian revolution in the souls of ordinary citizens and shows the boundless desire of all Haitians to chart their own destiny - free of foreign interference.

Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780465070503
0465070507
Branch Call Number: 972.94073 R5661u 2007
Characteristics: 280 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm

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ebona
Aug 21, 2014

great book. Canada needs to do the right thing now and serve Haitians in their quest for democracy, justice and equality.

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