The Years of Haiti in the Shade of the American Empire: Why Did Haiti Collapse?

The Years of Haiti in the Shade of the American Empire: Why Did Haiti Collapse?

ISBN10: 1607032627
ISBN13: 978-1607032625
Author: -
Title: The Years of Haiti in the Shade of the American Empire: Why Did Haiti Collapse?
Publisher: PublishAmerica (November 17, 2008)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1446 kb
Size PDF: 1430 kb
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 333
Pages: 485 pages
Subcategory: Humanities

The Years of Haiti in the Shade of the American Empire: Why Did Haiti Collapse?



Haiti lies in front of the great steps of the American empire like a doormat at the entrance of a majestic castle. Haiti has been there for America when it needed it the most. In 1804, Haiti became the second country in the western hemisphere to proclaim its independence after the U.S. But Haitians’ services and sacrifices to American freedom began as early as 1779 in the U.S. Revolutionary War, to the early 1800s. But the Haitians never got recognition. Instead they watched their country being thrown on the back burner while the U.S. helped other countries advance. How long can America deny the sacrifice of Haitians? In the late 1790s, Haiti’s black general, Toussaint Louverture, saved the U.S. from a dreaded war with the more-powerful Napoleon Army. Not only was the Franco-American War avoided, but the defeat suffered by Bonaparte’s French troops during the Haitian Revolution forever changed global politics and America’s future. Derailed from the pursuit of his worldly dreams, a deflated Bonaparte hurried to sell the Louisiana Territories once he realized his men could not win against the Haitians. Toussaint Louverture’s selfless acts saved American freedom and made the U.S. prosperous. His acts also led to his demise, thereby sending Haiti’s future adrift.

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