Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture

Haiti: The Legacy of the First Black Republic with Dr. Yveline Alexis

April 20, 2022 Episode 33
Strictly Facts: A Guide to Caribbean History and Culture
Haiti: The Legacy of the First Black Republic with Dr. Yveline Alexis
Show Notes

Formerly known as Saint Domingue, Haiti is the world's first Black republic and the first independent Caribbean nation. Despite these facts, Haiti has faced a series of postcolonial challenges rooted in the racial threat the Haiti Revolution (1791-1804) posed to the rest of the world. Dr. Yveline Alexis joins our discussion to discuss the legacy of the Haitian Revolution and the numerous examples of neocolonial imposition Haiti faced in the aftermath of independence. 

Yveline Alexis studies the Global Black past. She is an Associate Professor at Oberlin College. Her first book, Haiti Fights Back gained the prized Haitian Studies Association Book award and a nod in The Times Literary Supplement as a 2021 Book of the Year.

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