Voodoo in Haiti : Triumph or Tragedy
Voodoo in the Dominican Republic
The scholarly works about the Haitian Revolutionfocus on a few central figures who particular authors believe were mostresponsible for freeing the republic of St. Domingue or Haiti, in1804. The black Marxist writer C.L.R. James focused his research onToussaint l'ouverture, who most claim is responsible for that finalrevolution. Ralph Korngold's well-researched work on the period alsocenters on Toussaint. Hubert Cole's comprehensive study concentrates onthe role of Christophe, who was a General under Toussaint and who thenbecame the first King of free Haiti. Most of these writers deal onlyperipherally with Francois Macandal, as the French called him.
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Historical research today relies on early reports,letters, books etc., by provincial colonialist "white men" regardingnon-conformist personages such as Macandal. Judgments on the validityof Macandals revolution often derive from the documents handeddown by the French, and writers who came afterward, who also relied onthese same French documents. Some authors however, have been able tolocate alternative versions of this period, which are presented herealong with oral accounts passed down to modern Haitians Iinterviewed in 1997 while in Haiti.
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Trouillot;s account of the unthinkability of the Haitian revolution, VoodooLes invisibles are the powers that have sustained Haitians through centuries of exploitation, impoverishment, and terror.
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Visitors to Haiti during its festival of the dead haveThis collection introduces readers to the history and practice of the Vodou religion, and corrects many misconceptions.
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Ancestors in Haitian Vodou by Mambo Racine Sans But - Essay on respect forMany people associate Haiti with its voodoo beliefs and practices, which do not typically incorporate tourists.