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Haiti's Paper War – Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804-1954 - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Haiti's Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804-1954

Chelsea Stieber

Abstract

This book begins where so many others conclude: 1804. Recent scholarship has begun to explore the challenges that Atlantic world powers posed to Haitian sovereignty and legitimacy during the Age of Revolution, but there existed an equally important internal challenge to Haiti’s post-independence sovereignty: a civil war between those who envisioned a military authoritarian empire and those who wished to establish a liberal republic. This book argues that the post-independence civil war context is central to understanding Haiti’s long postcolonial nineteenth century: the foundational political, ... More

Keywords: civil war, paper war, postcolonial, post-independence, liberalism, republicanism, authoritarianism, black radicalism, Francophone literature, Western modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479802135
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479802135.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chelsea Stieber, author
Catholic University of America