Haiti, an urban nation? Revisiting Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Haiti: State against Nation

@article{Smith2014HaitiAU,
  title={Haiti, an urban nation? Revisiting Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Haiti: State against Nation},
  author={K. Smith},
  journal={Cultural Dynamics},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={195 - 208}
}
  • K. Smith
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Cultural Dynamics
In 1991, Michel-Rolph Trouillot published Haiti: State against Nation, which forcefully argued that in Haiti the peasantry is the nation. The peasantry is described as the “productive class,” from whom the state and urban elite extract value through a system of tariffs on agricultural exports, primarily coffee, and imported staples. The burden on the peasantry is further exacerbated by the country’s growing dependence on predatory loans from foreign states and International Financial… Expand

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