A Short History of Haiti

by Yanis Iqbal, published on Countercurrents, July 10, 2021 A reminder of the roots of the current Haitian upheaval. The 1697 Treaty of Ryswick legalized French control over the western third of the island of Hispaniola – a Spanish asset – under the name of Saint-Domingue. The colony proved to be a valuable spigot of wealth. In 1789, Saint-Domingue supplied[…]

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