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Haitian Revolution

Princeton's Haitian Taxi-Driving Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." - François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture As one who believes passionately i...

The Importance of Haiti

Pascal Robert | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

The cataclysmic earthquake that devastated the Island of Haiti caused endless death and suffering to a nation already steeped in a history of poverty and turmoil.

How Vodoun Became 'Voodoo' and Vodou

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Gina Athena Ulysse

Kate Ramsey offers in the world of geopolitics critical insights into the inevitable plight of the "avant-garde," to use Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin's casting of the first black republic in relation to Africa and its diaspora.

Possessed: Voodoo's Origins and Influence from the Blues to Britney

Debra Devi | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Debra Devi

This was the religion of many slaves brought from West Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean. Vodun was brutally repressed by slave-owners, yet its powerful beats, ethics and aesthetics endured. We owe our concepts of cool, soul and rock and roll to it.

How to Spread Revolution Without the Internet

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louise Mirrer

Two centuries ago, news of revolution -- and revolution itself -- reverberated back and forth across the Atlantic at astonishing speed. The social media of the day? Word-of-mouth information, rumor, and opinion.

Long-Lost Haitian Declaration FOUND By Duke Student

The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Duke graduate student Julia Gaffield made history when she uncovered the only known printed copy of Haiti's Declaration of Independence. Gaffield, ...

Shared History Forever Links Haiti And the US

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Downs

Most Americans today are completely unaware of the critical role Haiti has played in the development and expansion of America, and the historical connections that link our two nations.

The Hero Of The Haitian Revolution

The New York Review of Books | David Brion Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Brion Davis The New York Review of Books Toussaint Louverture: A Biography, by Madison Smartt Bell (Pantheon) The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1...