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Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty

Robert Maguire and Scott Freeman


Who Owns Haiti addresses a provocative and complex question, one arguably at the heart of Haitian studies and Haiti’s history. This edited volume calls into question the role of external actors in Haiti’s sovereign affairs, while highlighting the ways in which Haitians continually enact their own independence and sovereignty. Chapters consider Haiti’s sovereign roots and the contemporary encroachment on them by international actors, as well as the corresponding response, acquiescence, or resistance by Haitian institutions, including ‘sovereignty from below’ as wielded by grassroots organizatio ... More

Keywords: Haiti, Sovereignty, Marginalized, History, Haitian Studies, International

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062266
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Maguire, editor
George Washington University

Scott Freeman, editor
American University

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1 Introduction

Scott Freeman and Robert Maguire

2 Haitian Sovereignty

Laurent Dubois

4 New Wine in Old Bottles

Francois Pierre-Louis Jr.

8 Sovereignty and Soil

Scott Freeman

9 Street Sovereignty

Chelsey Kivland

10 Conclusion

Robert Maguire, Scott Freeman, and Nicholas Johnson

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