A significant work, partly because of its ambition and partly because of its refreshing perspective. This is Haitian history through the eyes of a Haitian scholar. . . . It will serve future scholars--both Haitian and American-- who seek to understand more fully this profoundly consequential relationship.
--American Historical Review
An accessible, informative work that. . . . focuses on the importance of serial American interventions in Haiti.
Shows that Haiti has been subjected to a long series of occurrences of such startling gravity that their repetition must be attributed to the failures of all those who have wielded power over the country, be they foreign or national.
--Latin American Research Review