Haiti since 1986
(see also Haiti & Haiti: Duvalier Regime, Haitian American History, Life & Values & Dominican Republic since 1960)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
Powell Returns to Haiti to Witness Some of Damage His Policies Have Wrought. Larry Birns with Alex Sánchez. COHA (12/1/04).
Haiti: Smoldering on the Edge of Chaos. Jessica Leight, COHA (9/22/04).
Option Zero in Haiti. Peter Hallward, New Left Review 27 (5-6/04).
El Affaire Guy Philippe, Trama Armada desde Washington, Acusa Pierre-Charles. François Escarpit, La Jornada (México) (3/5/04).
Marines Retake Haiti: The US-Backed Coup Continues. Heather Williams & Karl Laraque, CounterPunch (3/4/04).
Haiti as Target Practice: How the US Press Missed the Story. Heather Williams, CounterPunch (3/1/04).
Washington Must Dramatically Raise Its Profile Regarding Haiti or Await the Deluge. Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) (2/17/04).
Class Analysis of a Crisis: Haiti. Kim Ives, International Socialist Review (1-2/03).
The People's Will: Haiti's Peasant Movement. National Radio Project (1/13/99).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Batay Ouvrieye (Workers' Struggle).
Critical Concern (Dennis Mills).
Fonkoze (Micro-credit program for Haiti).
Haiti Progres. Weekly paper in French, English & Kreyol.
Haiti Reborn (Quixote Center project).
Tanbou. Trilingual Haitian journal of political & literary studies.
Windows on Haiti. Booster site.
Anderson, W.H. Locke. "Haiti: God & the big batallions," Monthly Review 45,5 (10/93):13-23.
Arthur, Charles. "Return of the Tonton Macoutes," New Internationalist (8/94):35.
Bell, Beverly. "A tradition of struggle: Haitis popular movement," Resist Newsletter 191 (dec 1986).
Bell, Madison Smartt. "Mine of stones," Harper's (1/04):56-66. Vodoun, politics & society in the Cordon de l'Ouest.
Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick. "Interview (with Erwin Kroll)," Progressive (nov 1994):28-33.
Brown, Karen McCarthy. “Haiti policy exposes moral flip-flop,” National Catholic Reporter (11/22/02):18.
Caistor, Nick. "The ruins of another US try at democracy: Haiti," Christian Science Monitor (10/14/03):11.
Coughlin, Dan. "Haitian lament: killing me softly," Nation (3/1/99):20-23.
Danticat, Edwidge. "Bonjour, Jean," Nation (2/19/01). Justice for murdered radio journalist Jean Dominique.
Dayan, Joan. "The crisis of the gods: Haiti after Duvalier," Yale Review 77,3 (1988):299-331.
Germani, Clara. “Rise & fall of a ‘Haitian Mandela’,” Christian Science Monitor (2/27/04):1-4.
Gonzalez, David. "Trying to end Haiti's impasse, Aristide meets his opponents," NY Times (2/5/01):?.
Gros, Jean-Germain. "Haiti: the political economy & sociology of decay & renewal" Latin American Research Review 35,3 (2000):211-26.
Kidder, Tracy. "The siege of Mirebalais," New Yorker (4/17/95).
__________. "The good doctor," New Yorker (7/10/00). Paul Farmer's crusade for health in Haiti.
Maguire, Robert. "Rising from the ashes: Haitian craft exports after military rule," Grassroots Development 20,2 (1996):18-25.
Nairn, Alan. "The eagle is landing," Nation (10/3/94). US & the FRAPH. The outfit in which Guy Philippe, the "rebel" leader of 2004, got his start.
__________. "Behind Haiti's paramilitaries," Nation (10/24/94):458-61.
__________. "Haiti under the gun," Nation 1/8/96):11-15.
Orenstein, Catherine C. "Illegal transnational labor: Mexicans in California & Haitians in the Dominican Republic," Journal of International Affairs 48,2 (1995):601-624.
__________. "Aristide, again," Progressive (1/01):20-23.
Pierre-Charles, Gérard. "Haiti: a complex situation & an unknown struggle," in Jonas & Stein (eds.) Democracy in Latin America (NY, 1990), pp. 181-93.
__________. "El difícil camino del cambio democrático en Haiti," Revista Mexicana del Caribe 1 (1996):201-19.
Regan, Jane. "Former Haitian allies become enemies," Christian Science Monitor (10/16/03):7.
Wilentz, Amy. "The priest who fights the regime," The Nation (12 sep 1987).
__________. "Letter from Haiti: lives in the balance," New Yorker (26 dec 1994):92-105.
__________. "Slaving for cane," Mother Jones (9-10/01):53-59. Haitian cane-cutters in the Dominican Republic today.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Aristide, Jean-Bertrand. In the Parish of the Poor. Writings from Haiti (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1990).
__________. Aristide: An Autobiography (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1993).
__________. Eyes of the Heart. Seeking a Path for the Poor in the Age of Globalization (Monroe
ME: Common Courage, 2000).
Arthur, Charles & Michael Dash (eds.) A Haiti Anthology: Libeté (Princeton, 1999).
Averill, Gage. A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey. Popular Music & Power in Haiti (Chicago, 1997).
Bell, Beverly (ed.) Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival & Resistance (Ithaca: Cornell U, 2002).
Catanese, Anthony. Haitians. Migration & Diaspora (Boulder, 1999).
Chomsky, Noam; Paul Farmer & Amy Goodman. Getting Haiti Right this Time: The US & the Coup (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 2004).
Clark, Ramsay; Edwidge Danticat, Frederick Douglass, Ben Dupuy, Paul Laraque & Others. Haiti: A Slave Revolution. 200 Years after 1804 (NY: International Action Center, 2004). Anthology focused on sorry history of Haiti's relationship with US.
Danticat, Edwidge. After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (NY: Crown Journeys, 2002).
Dupuy, Alex. Haiti in the World Economy: Clase, Race & Underdevelopment since 1700 (Boulder: Westview, 1988).
__________. Haiti in the New World Order: The Limits of the Democratic Revolution (Boulder: Westview, 1997).
Farmer, Paul. AIDS & Accusation. Haiti & the Geography of Blame (Berkeley, 1992).
__________. The Uses of Haiti (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 1994).
Fatton, Robert Jr. Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy (Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 2002).
Goff, Stan. Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti (Brooklyn NY: Soft Skull, 2000).
Greene, Anne. The Catholic Church in Haiti: Political & Social Change (East Lansing: Michigan State U, 1993).
Jefferson, LaShawn R. Rape in Haiti: A Weapon of Terror (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1994)
Klarreich, Kathie. Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Vodou & Civil Strife in Haiti (NY: Nation, 2005). Free-lance journalist's memoir of 90's & after.
Kumar, Chetan. Building Peace in Haiti (Boulder, 1999).
Laguerre, Michel S. Voodoo & Politics in Haiti (NY, 1989).
__________. The Military & Society in Haiti (Knoxville: U. Tennessee, 1993).
Lundahl, Mats. Politics or Markets? Essays on Haitian Underdevelopment (London, 1992).
McFadyen, Diedre & others (eds.) Haiti: Dangerous Crossroads (Boston: South End, 1995). Assembled by NACLA staff.
Morse, Richard M. (ed.) Haitis Future: Views of Twelve Haitian Leaders (Lanham MD, 1988)
Perusse, Roland I. Haitian Democracy Restored, 1991-1995 (Lanham MD, 1995).
Pierre-Charles, Gérard. Haití: pese a todo la utopía  (México: Siglo XXI, 1999).
__________ (ed.) Haïti: jamais, jamais plus!: contribution à la mémoire collective et a la lutte contre l'impunité (Port-au-Prince: CRESFED, 2000).
Plummer, Brenda Gayle. Haiti & the United States: the Psychological Moment (Athens, 1992).
Renda, Mary A. Taking Haiti: Military Occupation & Culture of U.S. Imperialism (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2002)
Ridgway, James (ed.) The Haiti Files: Decoding the Crisis (East Haven CT: Essential Books/Azul, 1994).
__________ (ed.) Haiti Renewed. Political & Economic Prospects (Washington, 1997).
Shacochis, Bob. The Immaculate Invasion (NY: Penguin, 2000). Inside view of US Special Forces in Haiti, 1994.
Stotzky, Irwin P. Silencing the Guns in Haiti. The Promise of Deliberative Democracy (Chicago, 1997).
Thompson, Ian. Bonjour Blanc: A Journey Through Haiti (London: Hutchinson, 1992).
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Haiti: State against Nation: The Origins & Legacy of Duvalierism (NY: Monthly Review, 1990).
__________. Silencing the Past: Power & the Production of History (Boston, 1995).
Weinstein, Brian & Aaron Segal. Haiti: The Failure of Politics (NY, 1992).
Werleigh, Claudette. Working for Change in Haiti (London, 1989).
Wilentz, Amy. The Rainy Season: Haiti since Duvalier (NY, 1989).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
Steber, Maggie. Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti (NY: Aperture, 1991).
"The Agronomist" , dir. Jonathan Demme, 90m. In video stores. Engaging documentary on life, work & times of independent Haitian radio journalist Jean Dominique, assassinated in 2000.
"Bitter Cane" , by Haiti Films, 75m. From Cinema Guild. History from 1804 revolution to US Marine occupation in 1915-34 & regimes of Papa Doc & Baby Doc.
"Chère Catherine" , dir. Raoul Peck, 19m. Writer's bitter comparison of life in Haiti with life in Germany.
"Desounen: Dialog with Death" , dir. Raoul Peck, 50m. Travels in Haiti with a wise old peasant.
"The Disappearance of Tissoeur: Haiti after Duvalier" , dir. Harriet Hirshorn, 52m. From Cinema Guild. Departure of "Baby Doc," brutality of Tontons Macoutes, first election of Aristide, military coup of 9/91.
"Haiti Dreams of Democracy" , dir. Jonathan Demme & J. Menell, 52m. From Cinema Guild. Prospects after fall of Duvalier.
"Haiti: Harvest of Hope" [1998 & 2003], dir. Kevin Pina, 57m. On rise & fall of Aristide.
"Lafanmi Selavi" , dir. Lee Flynn, 60m. From Cinema Guild. Five children interviewed at center for street kids in Port-au-Prince.
"The Soul of the Islands" , dir. Alain d'Aix, 30m. From Cinema Guild. Singer Toto Bissainthe recounts a fable of Haiti's past & continuing tragedy.
"This Other Haiti" , dir. David Korb, 58m. From Cinema Guild. Explores work of Mouvement Paysan de Papay (MPP), nationwide peasant movement for social change, in establishing health dispensaries, farming co-ops, a credit bank & training programs.
"Voyage of Dreams" , dir. C. Davis & R. Cajuste, 30m. From Cinema Guild. Haitian boat people & reasons for their self-exile.