A World Destroyed, A Nation Imposed: The 1937 Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic

  title={A World Destroyed, A Nation Imposed: The 1937 Haitian Massacre in the Dominican Republic},
  author={Richard Lee Turits},
  journal={Hispanic American Historical Review},
  pages={589 - 635}
  • R. Turits
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • History
  • Hispanic American Historical Review
Modernity in Dominican History (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003), with permission of the publishers. This essay is based on fieldwork conducted jointly with Lauren Derby, and many of its ideas were developed in discussion with her. It forms part of a larger work we are completing on Dominican-Haitian relations, anti-Haitianism, and histories and representations of the 1937 Haitian massacre. This research was generously funded by an IIE Fulbright Grant for Collaborative Research… 

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