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Haiti: Duvalier Regime, 1958-1986

(see also Haiti, Haiti since 1986, Haitian American History, Life & Values, Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic since 1960)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Dupuy, Alex. "Peasant poverty in Haiti (review essay)," Latin American Research Review 24,3 (1989):259-71.

Fontaine, Pierre-Michel. "Language, society & development: dialectic of French & Creole use in Haiti," Latin American Perspectives 28 (win 81): 28-46.

Hubert, Giles A. "Some problems of a colonial economy: a study of economic dualism in Haiti," Inter-American Economic Affairs (spr 1970):3-30.

Lahav, Pnina. "The chef de section: structure & functions of Haiti's basic administrative institution," in S. Mintz (ed.) Working Papers on Haitian Society & Culture (New Haven, 1975), pp. 51-84.

Lundahl, Mats. "Haitian underdevelopment in historical perspective (review essay)," Journal of Latin American Studies 14,2 (11/82):465-75.

Pierre-Charles, Gérard. "Haití: la crisis ininterrumpida (1930-1975)," in P. González-Casanova (ed.) América Latina: Historia de medio siglo (México, 1977), pp. 174-222.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abbott, Elizabeth. Haiti: An Insider’s View of the Rise & Fall of the Duvaliers (NY, 1988).

Americas Watch. Haiti: Human Rights Under Hereditary Dictatorship (NY, 1985).

Brand, W. Impressions of Haiti (The Hague, 1965). Demography, housing, education.

DeWind, Josh & David H. Kinley III. Aiding Migration. The Impact of International Development Assistance on Haiti (Boulder, 1987).

Diederich, Bernard & Al Burt. Papa Doc: The Truth about Haiti Today (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1969).

Dupuy, Alex. Haiti in the World Economy: Clase, Race & Underdevelopment since 1700 (Boulder: Westview, 1988).

Ferguson, James. Papa Doc, Baby Doc. Haiti & the Duvaliers (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1990).

Fass, Simon M. Political Economy in Haiti. The Drama of Survival (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1990).

García-Zamor, Jean-Claude. La administración pública en Haiti (Guatemala, 1966). Pioneering study of the subject before & during Duvalier regime.

Heinl, Robert D. Jr. & Nancy Gordon Heinl (eds.) Written in Blood: The Story of the Haitian People, 1492-1971 (Boston, 1978).

Labelle, Micheline. Ideologie de couleur et classes sociales en Haiti (Montreal, 1978).

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. Series of pamphlets on human rights violations in Haiti published during the 1980’s.

Lundahl, Mats. Peasants & Poverty: A Study of Haiti (London, 1979).

__________. The Haitian Economy: Man, Land, & Markets (NY, 1983).

Pierre-Charles, Gérard. La economía haitiana y su vía de desarrollo (México: Cuadernos Americanos, 1965).

__________. Radiografía de una dictadura: Haití bajo el régimen del Dr. Duvalier (México: Nuestro Tiempo, 1969).

__________. Para una sociología de la opresión: el caso de Haití (Santiago de Chile: Quimantú, 1973).

__________ (ed.) Problemas dominico-haitianos y del Caribe (México, 1973).

__________. Haití: la crisis ininterumpida (1930-1975) (La Habana: Casa de las Américas, 1978).

Prince, Rod & Jean Jacques Honorat. Haiti: Family Business (London, 1985).

Rubin, Vera & Richard P. Schaedel (eds.) The Haitian Potential: Research & Resources on Haiti (NY, 1975).

Schaedel, Richard P. (ed.) Papers of the Conference on Research & Resources of Haiti (NY: Research Institute for the Study of Man, 1969).

__________. & Vera Rubin (eds.) Research & Resources in Haiti (NY: Columbia Teachers' College, 1973).

Stepick, Alex & Dale F. Swartz. Haitian Refugees in the U.S. (Cambridge, 1986).

Tata, Robert J. Haiti: Land of Poverty (Lanham MD, 1982).

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Haiti: State against Nation: The Origins & Legacy of Duvalierism (NY: Monthly Review, 1990).

Weinstein, Brian & Aaron Segal. Haiti: Political Failures, Cultural Successes (NY, 1984).

In the Library: Fiction

Greene, Graham. The Comedians (NY: Viking, 1966). Life under Duvalier.

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Agronomist" [2003], dir. Jonathan Demme, 90m. In video stores. Engaging documentary on life, work & times of Haitian radio journalist Jean Dominique, assassinated in 2000.

"Bitter Cane" [1983], dir.?, 75m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the history of Haiti, from the 1804 revolution, to the Duvalier regimes.

"Haiti Dreams of Democracy" [1987], dir.?, 52m. From Cinema Guild. Shows how popular music and songs reflect the country's political realities.

"Haitian Corner" [1998], dir. Raoul Peck, 98m. Haitian American searches in NY for man who tortured him under Duvalier.

"Haiti: le silence des chiens" [1994], dir. Raoul Peck, 52m.

"Man By the Shore (L'homme sur les quais)" [1993], dir. Raoul Peck, 106m. Young girl is exposed to brutality of Tonton Macoutes.




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