Web Resources about Haiti

This website is sponsored by a coalition of 42 U.S. and Haitian religious, labor and human rights organizations that aims to assure Haitian asylum applicants receive fair hearings in the United States and educate the U.S. public about the political and economic causes of the Haitians' flight from their homeland. The coalition also works to increase the political effectiveness of the Haitian-American community, so that they may more fully enjoy the benefits of participating in U.S. democracy.

University of Alabama: a good bibliographic resource on The Haitian Revolution.

Bob Corbett's Haiti Page
This site by Bob Corbett is the best place on the Internet to find reliable and authoritative information on the Haitian Revolution. Bob Corbett is a professor at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri who teaches classes on the Haitian Revolution. The site provides an excellent, four-part, historical essay on the revolution a chronology of important dates, an extensive bibliography, and links to other sites on Haiti. Corbett also has a popular Haiti Listserv which is highly recommended for individuals who are interested in Haiti.

LANIC is a comprehensive site of the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin on Latin America and the Caribbean. The site is searchable by both subject area and country. LANIC has a substantial amount of information on the Haitian Revolution.

Knight, Franklin W., The Haitian Revolution. The American Historical Review 105.1 (2000). This informative, well-written article on the Revolution is well worth reading. Knight is a professor of history at John Hopkins University. Includes citations.

Maps of Haiti from the University of Texas at Austin.

The website from the Trinity College Haiti Program provides information and analysis on Haitian political, economic and social issues, and raises awareness about the bicentennial of Haiti’s independence and about Haitian-Americans in the U.S.

This website includes meditations by Uruguayan historian Eduardo Galeano, author of The Open Veins of Latin America.

This website traces the African roots of Latin music. Module two traces the development of the Haitian contredanse as it conquered the neighboring islands and Louisiana, giving birth to the habanera, the danza, the merengue and even ragtime.

In Spanish. Eduardo Galeano meditates on "the white curse" that was placed on Haiti by colonial powers in order to punish the island for its war of independence.

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