Laurent Dubois on the History of Haiti

As Haitians continues to struggle with rebuilding following the disastrous 2010 earthquake, historians are grappling with explaining the historical roots of Haiti’s current predicament.

Laurent Dubois, a professor of history at Duke University, has written several books on Haiti and on the French Caribbean in the early modern period through the Haitian Revolution. Dubois is now writing a new book entitled Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, dealing with Haiti’s contemporary history.

Laurent Dubois discusses his forthcoming book on NPR’s Weekend Edition.  For information on Haiti’s recovery to date see this NPR report.

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