Haiti the aftershocks of history laurent dubois on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a new york times notable book of the year even before the devastating 2010 earthquake. The history is a tale of much misery shot through with flashes of hope and bravery both the united states and the colonial powers in europe were profoundly threatened by the specter of slaves . A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of haiti that traces the sources of the countrys devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption . Several days after the earthquake in haiti our understanding of the losses are steadily mounting among the tens of thousands dead are the writer george anglade and mamadou bah a member of the un team who had been doing work to improve libraries in haiti and the city of port au prince has been . Haiti the aftershocks of history user review kirkus a vigorous retelling of haitis history intended to revive the promise of the worlds first black led republicthis is not a story of the decline of a small nation but an inspiring account of the
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