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How the Haitian people feel about former United States President Woodrow Wilson

To-day in the history of Haiti the 4th of March is the beginning of a new era. Mr. Harding, the defender of our cause and advocate of our rights, had entered the White House as President of the United States in place of Mr. Woodrow Wilson, the man of baneful prejudices, who conspired against the […]

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Haiti, Menelik and Ethiopia

The Battle of Adwa, in which Ethiopian forces under Emperor Menelik II united to defeat an invading force of Italian troops, was one of the most significant turning points in the history of modern Africa. It occurred, in 1896, when the “colonial era” was well advanced on the African continent, and it served notice that […]

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Union Patriotique d’Haiti

A number of letters were sent pointing out the urgent need for the formation of a unified body in Haiti which would speak for the Haitian people, and which could not only wage an active campaign for the restoration of Haitian independence and the ending of the American military occupation, but could answer the great […]

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Haiti: Jean-Baptiste Belley, député de Saint-Domingue

Jean-Baptiste Belley, député de Saint Dominique à la Convention (1797), Anne Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson. Oil on canvas. Collection: Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles Jean Baptiste Belley was one of the three representatives of the French colonies elected in San Domingue in 1793. Taken from his native Senegalese island […]

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Haiti: History

It is on ancient record, that negroes were capable of repelling their enemies, with vigour in their own country; and a writer of modern date has assured us of the talents and virtues of these people; but it remained for the close of the eighteenth century to realize the scene from a state of abject […]

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Haiti: Democracy

The Haitian Revolution truly deserves the title of repetition of the French Revolution: led by Toussaint L’Ouverture, it was clearly “ahead of his time”, “premature” and doomed to fail, yet, precisely as such, it was perhaps even more of an event than the French Revolution itself. Slavoj Zizek, “Democracy versus the people,” New Statesman (August […]

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