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9532: The USA and Haiti - history written in blood (fwd)

From: Jean Saint-Vil <jafrikayiti@hotmail.com>

Onè list members,

While re-reading part of Michael Heinl' s «Written in Blood», I came across 
the following statement which I find rather patriotic (to the U.S.) but 
puzzling (to average Haitians). Knowing, that Professor Heinl is sometimes 
on Corbetland, I would like to ask him or others if they could please 
elaborate on the following:

«Quickly and correctly he [Duvalier] concluded that the United States which 
had so often helped Haiti in the past, was the logical source of 
replenishment». (pp 586 & 587 of Written in Blood).

I am particularly interested to find out what these numerous occasions when 
the U.S. had helped Haiti are?

I also found puzzling the author's generally positive portrayal of the 
foreign Catholic clergy. If Professor Heinl mentions the «rejeté» campaign 
in the 900 pages of his book, somehow I managed to have missed it.

Am I alone in perceiving this particular kind of bent in professor Heinl's 
account of Haitian history?

Thanks for your thoughts,


«Depi nan Ginen bon nèg ap ede nèg!»

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