Tuesday, August 08, 2006

New Book from Caribbean Studies Press

Revolutionary Freedoms: A History of Survival, Strength, and Imagination in Haiti

Foreword by Kamau Brathwaite
With the paintings of Ulrick Jean-Pierre

Edited by Cécile Accilien, Ph.D., Columbus State University, GA; Jessica Adams, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley; and Elmide Méléance, Montgomery County (MD) Schools.

This new perspective on Haitian history features essays that augment the historical paintings of renowned contemporary Haitian-American artist, Ulrick Jean-Pierre. Poet, playwright, and scholar Kamau Brathwaite has written the powerful Foreword to this volume, which combines scholarship, experience, and inspiration to reveal the complex history of the island of Hispaniola. Chapters cover pre-Columbian and colonial history; critical events and people of the Haitian Revolution; the tangle of U.S.-Haitian relations, including the special relationship with Louisiana; Haitian connections to South America; and the contested border with the neighboring Dominican Republic. Revolutionary Freedoms also includes an interview with the artist, a section on women in the nation's history, and suggested reading.

May 2006
265 pp., hardcover
45 color reproductions
ISBN: 1-58432-293-4

Available from:
Caribbean Studies Press
7550 NW 47th Avenue
Coconut Creek, FL
954 725-0701

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