ï A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution ✓ Download by ï Jeremy D. Popkin

ï A Concise History of the Haitian Revolution ✓ Download by ï Jeremy D. Popkin Very much a dry read, doesn t go very deep But as hard as it is to find anything about Haiti that s been converted to audio, it was worth while A good overview to a person who s unfamiliar with the subject, although it is easy to get lost.
This Book Offers Students A Concise And Clearly Written Overview Of The Events Of The Haitian Revolution, From The Slave Uprising In The French Colony Of Saint Domingue In To The Declaration Of Haiti S Independence In Draws On The Latest Scholarship In The Field As Well As The Author S original Research Offers A Valuable Resource For Those Studying Independence Movements In Latin America, The History Of The Atlantic World, The History Of The African Diaspora, And The Age Of The American And French Revolutions Written By An Expert On Both The French And Haitian Revolutions To Offer A Balanced View Presents A Chronological, Yet Thematic, Account Of The Complex Historical Contexts That Produced And Shaped The Haitian Revolution Quite literally, one of the most boring books that I have endured The book fell flat after a couple chapters I refuse to strain through boring books, life is too short for boring books.
Very much a dry read, doesn t go very deep But as hard as it is to find anything about Haiti that s been converted to audio, it was worth while A good overview to a person who s unfamiliar with the subject, although it is easy to get lost.
Great overview of the topic a good way to get a sense of who the famous names of the revolution are e.
g Boukman, Toussaint, Dessalines , and what it is they did The book tells a compelling narrative of how competing interests in Haiti, as they jostled against one another, also nudged the abolition of slavery, and the independence of the country into existence Occasionally Popkin writes about famous events as if the reader already knows all about them the great plague of the OUP Very Short Introductions, and other introductory booksgenerally , and I think I probably would have enjoyed thicker descriptions of the emergent Haitian culture in this period, but I m willing to accept that as the job of another book.
Great overview of the topic a good way to get a sense of who the famous names of the revolution are e.
g Boukman, Toussaint, Dessalines , and what it is they did The book tells a compelling narrative of how competing interests in Haiti, as they jostled against one another, also nudged the abolition of slavery, and the independence of the country into existence Occasionally Popkin writes about famous events as if the reader already knows all about them the great plague of the OUP Very Short Introductions, and other introductory booksgenerally , and I think I probably would have enjoyed thicker descriptions of the emergent Haitian culture in this period, but I m willing to accept that as the job of another book.
Two stars usually means I didn t finish the book, but I forced myself all the way through this one because I needed a Cliff Notes overview of the Haitian Revolution quickly It was barely worth the three or four hours it took to read the book Popkin imposes zero clarity on the events of the Revolution to be fair, such a chaotic swirl of double and triple crosses, betrayals backstabbings has never been seen before outside the annals of the Byzantine Empire You d think that, to make up for it, he d at least allow a hint of the color, drama and horror of the savage race war that took place in Santo Domingo into his narrative, but no such luck He actually pulls off the feat of making the Haitian Revolution dry, dull and anticlimactic as well as confusing as hell.
This book is a gentle and powerful introduction to an event whose fallout still effects the world today The events and people who were part of the Haitian Revolution are presented in concise and clear terms The mix of overview and detail was for me perfect I was treated to a grand view of events, given enough detail to understand what was going on, and left knowing enough about the subject to want to know .
A nice and brief look at the events that led to the independence and creation of Haiti It revealed many things I thought wrong of the event and people in it The book also shows some eerie similarities in the arena of race relations that we still see today around the world This was a very helpful book on the history of Haiti I read it because I have been involved in two mission trips to Haiti, and am planning a third I also am writing a novel, where the historical background is essential.

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