Noted on the Haiti List

A couple of items of interest noted on Corbett’s Haiti List

* Pictures of a Rara celebration in Little Haiti on Good Friday.

* Thomas Reinhardt has published the article *200 Years of Forgetting: Hushing up the Haitian Revolution*. The article appears in the April, 2005 issue of the Journal of Black Studies. A PDF or subscription to the journal can be purchased here. The abstract reads, ” For many years, the island of Hispaniola served as a prototype for the European conquest of the New World. It also gave home to the world’s first Black Republic. Between 1791 and 1804, an army of former slaves successfully overthrew the colonial regime. This event, however (despite its enormous effect on future developments in the Western hemisphere), is almost forgotten in the West today. This article explores the reasons for the deletion of the Haitian Revolution from the West’s historical map.”

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