The retrospective history in general of the Republic of Haiti

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A list of former Haitian heads of state
By Bob Corbett. Indication of the skin tone and how the regime ended for each.
Two book reviews
By Bob Corbett, 1989. A review of From Dessalines to Duvalier, by David Nicholls (1988) and Haiti in the World Economy: Class, Race and Underdevelopment since 1700, by Alex Dupuy (1989).
Chronology of Haitian History
Assembled by Bob Corbett, 27 October 1995. The current state of an ongoing project to assemble a detailed chronology for Haiti. It begins in 1492 and ends in 1988.
A brief account of Haiti
By Stan Goff, 22 October 1999. A brief history of Haiti representing the perspective of a person who participated in the U.S. invasion of 1994. He sheds light on the socio-economic dimension.
Time to Stop Resisting Haiti's Resistance
By Jean Saint-Vil, November 2002. While the author suggests we do a little reading to put all the craziness in proper context, he here are the basic facts required for a proper context. He offers a chronology to illustrate Haiti's resistance for survival, starting in 1492, and with some focus on recent events.
To rebel is justified: Cuba, Haiti and John Brown
First of two articles. By Sara Flounders, Haiti Progres, 30 December 2003–5 January 2004. For the bicentennial, and to bring out the roots of resistance in Haiti, here is a selection from Haiti: A Slave Revolution, co-published by the Haiti Support Network (HSN) and the International Action Center (IAC).
To rebel is justified; Cuba, Haiti and John Brown
Second of two articles. By Sara Flounders, Haiti Progres, This Week in Haiti, 7–13 January 2004. Installment from the book Haiti: A Slave Revolution, concerning how Haiti's example inspired millions of enslaved people as well as abolitionists in the United States, including John Brown.
7 January 2004. A set of thumnail biographies of some Haitians who have made outstanding contributions in world history. These were compiled by the author of the website.
Why the U.S. is responsible for poverty and tyranny in Haiti
By Helen Scott, Socialist Worker Online, 16 January 2004. U.S. imperialism always claims to be for democracy and freedom—while violating sovereignty and seeking to install compliant regimes, no matter how brutal, which serve its interests.
Timeline: Haiti
BBC News, 10 February 2004. A brief chronology of Haitian history from the time of Columbus to the present, seen from perspective of the UK.
Interview with PPN leader Ben Dupuy: Class dynamics of Haiti's freedom struggle
S & L Magazine, October 2004. To better understand the Haitian people's struggle, Socialism and Liberation editor Andy McInerney interviews Ben Dupuy, General Secretary of the National Popular Party (PPN). The interview was conducted in July 2004.
Option Zéro in Haiti
By Peter Hallward, New Left Review, May–June 2004. The Lavalas leadership had many faults, and there is much to learn from its defeat. But Lavalas was the only organization of the last half-century to have successfully mobilized the Haitian masses in a social and political challenge to their intolerable situation, and it was removed from office through the combined efforts of those who, for obvious reasons, feared and opposed that challenge.
Aristide and Govt of the night (part 1)
By Selwyn Ryan, Trinidad & Tobago Express, 11 April 2004. Why Haiti has found it so difficult to allow for peaceful regime change such as have been the norm in the Anglophone Caribbean. To answer this question, one would have to traverse 200 years of Haitian history.
In Haiti, the power is an absolute power (part 2)
By Selwyn Ryan, Trinidad & Tobago Express, 18 April 2004. The United States has always played contradictory roles in Haiti. The US always insists that its aim is to empower and support the forces working for the democratisation of Haiti. Yet it is invariably found supporting the forces of reaction in Haiti, particularly those which are important to US economic and strategic interests.
Haiti—an event horizon (part 3)
By Selwyn Ryan, Trinidad & Tobago Express Sunday 25 April 2004. In this our concluding column about Haiti, we take a brief look at Duvalier and then examine in greater detail the ongoing debate about the Aristide phenomenon.