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Palace of Sans Souci, September 2014, taken by me

I study Haitian history, so I occasionally can’t help but blog about it. Below are some recent Days of Dial-Up posts about Haiti. I also write about Haiti elsewhere. Here are some links.

Donald Trump just dug up the old Haiti AIDS myth. Help us shut it down for Haiti Support Group, 29th December 2017
Puerto Rico Needs Help, but Not Like Haiti for Haiti Liberte, 4th October 2017, Haiti Support Group, 1st October 2017
Inconvenient Truth: Hurricane Matthew and Cholera, for Haiti Support Group, co-written with Eve Hayes de Kalaf, 6th October 2016
Unwanted Gifts: A Concise History of Harming Haiti, Haiti Briefing 81, 17th September 2016
A New Discovery Sheds Light on Haiti’s 1930 Elites, Insights: Scholarly Work at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, 9th December 2014

The Bird Cannot Build Her Nest
25th January 2016
Democracy in Haiti. Past and Present – at the time of the aborted Haitian presidential run-off.


“Where is he from, this King of Haiti”: Admiral Caperton Invades Haiti, 28th July 1915
28th July, 2015
A partially-fictional retelling of William Banks Caperton’s invasion of Haiti, that heralded the 19-year long US occupation of Haiti.

Caperton and Bobo

Tending the Backyard: US Foreign Policy in Cuba and Haiti, 1898-2014
18th December, 2014
Following the détente in US/Cuban relations, we look at two Caribbean nations with a similar history with the United States, but with drastically different consequences.


The Life and Death of Jean-Claude Duvalier
5th October 2014
An obituary of Jean-Claude Duvalier, in a time when Jean-Claudisme lives on.

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