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Historical Dictionary of Haiti by Michael R. Hall (review)

From: The Americas
Volume 69, Number 3, January 2013
p. 402 | 10.1353/tam.2013.0013

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Historical Dictionary of Haiti. By Michael R. Hall. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2012. Pp. ix, 293. Editor's Foreword, Preface, Reader's Notes, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Map, Chronology, Appendix, Bibliography. $90.00 cloth.

This thorough reference work provides useful guidance through Haiti's complex and turbulent colonial and postcolonial history, from the arrival of Columbus in December 1492 through the aftermath of the 2010 elections. Another work in the Historical Dictionaries of the Americas series published by Scarecrow Press, this book will be of use to non-specialists seeking to prepare lectures as well as to undergraduates and the general public. Its entries focus on individuals and institutions, especially the political elite, though attention is also paid to social movements and cultural history. [End Page 402]

James Krippner
Haverford College
Haverford, Pennsylvania