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Haiti, History, and the Gods

Haiti, History, and the Gods
Author: Joan Dayan
ISBN 13: 9780520213685
ISBN 10: 520213688
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1998-03-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 362
List Price: $31.95

"By viewing Revolutionary-era Haiti through the lenses of gender and sexuality, Joan Dayan breathes life into an important slice of history."—Karen McCarthy Brown, author of Mama Lola


Dayan (English, U. of Arizona) bypasses the conventional sources and reconstructs a vision of the French colony Dominigue, which became the republic of Haiti in 1804, by drawing on little known texts and present day practices that originated during that period. Voodoo spells and fiction join repressed histories, legal documents, religious works, secret memoirs, and letters to construct a cultural heritage that links the past with the present. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)