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New Book: Haiti a Slave Revolution

Announcement from the International Action Center, [8 January 2004]

The International Action Center and Haiti Support Network are proud to commemorate Haiti’s 200 years of struggle against racism and colonialism by publishing a unique and deeply informative book—Haiti: A Slave Revolution—200 Years After 1804.

This book will provide essential background to understand the current situation in Haiti, where a group calling itself the the Group of 184 or the Democratic Convergence although it is fully funded by the United States, is trying to overthrow the popularly elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

The successful revolution in Haiti against the French slave owners is a singular event in the history of the world. It is the only time that slaves managed to rise up, smash their oppressors and set up a new state and social order that reflected some of their aspirations and hopes. Between half and two-thirds of all the Haitian people died in the twelve years of this desperate, successful struggle that led to the first free Black nation.

This book not only details how this struggle sstrongly shocked the United States and the other slave owning states of the early nineteenth century but connects it historically to another event that profoundly upset U.S. imperialism—the election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as Haiti’s president in 1990.

This is a people’s history of Haiti with contributions from noted authors and activists, like Ramsey Clark, Edwidge Danticat, Frederick Douglass, Ben Dupuy and Sara Flounders.

If you would like to buy this book online with a credit card, you can go to:

If you want to buy this book through the U.S. mail or, in a few cities like Boston, New York, Brooklyn, San Diego or Philadelphia in person, you can go to:

for information. Or you can send a check for $19.95, which covers the cost of the book and shipping, to:

International Action Center
39 W. 14th St., Suite 206
New York, NY 10011

If you would like to see the table of contents, the cover and as many of the chapters as we have permission to post on the Internet, go to: