This is my tentative plan. I am sure that along the way some changes may have to be made. I will update it as needed. However, at the moment, this is THE plan that I intend to follow.
Last updated: August 17, 1999
- Dialectic of the past and present. History as the creation and genesis of the present.
- Trouillot's "silences" in history.
- Basic life of the Taino-Arawak before Columbus.
- The early interactions of the Spanish and Indians.
- Hispaniola and the question of genocide.
- Traces of the Hispaniola Taino-Arawak.
Week 5: The Haitian Revolution.
Week 6: From Independence to U.S. Occupation
- Attempts to continue the French system.
- Petion and Boyer's life and let live system.
- The two Haitis.
- The French debt.
- The U.S. and threat of rebelled slaves.
- International boycott.
Week 7: The U.S. Occupation and transition to U.S. hegemony.
Week 8: First research papers to be posted and discussed.
Week 9: Negritude, literature and cacos de plume. The ground work for Duvalierism.
Week 10: Haitian art from the 1940s to present.
Week 11: Haitian Voodoo religion.
Week 12: The Duvalier years.
Week 13: Aristide and the struggle for structural change to the present.
Week 14: Haitian misery.
Week 15: Strategies for alleviation.
Week 16: Second research paper set posted and discussed.
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