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Haiti : land of inequality
Turck, Mary.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
104 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Examines the history of Haiti's ethnic conflict and its continuing effect on the people of that country.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.2 4.0 4429.
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F1915.2 .T87 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
F1915.2 .T87 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
F1915.2 .T87 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The World in Conflict series gives readers an unbiased historical perspective on some of the major wars and conflicts recently in the news. Each volume aims to present a thorough picture of the people and groups involved in these conflicts, while also presenting those working to end them. World in Conflict is a wonderful supplement to current event classes. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Turck examines the history of this troubled country and highlights the underlying causes of its political and societal problems. The recent political upheavals and their effects on the population are explained and then further analyzed in subsequent chapters that introduce the country's early colonial period and ethnic conflicts. Each chapter provides background information that helps readers understand how each conflict started and how it has escalated to the current political and economic woes. The author also discusses geography, people, and economy. The text is a bit daunting but the full-color and black-and-white photographs and historical engravings help make the subject matter accessible. Some of the graphic photos show the raw reality of life and death such as one of a woman collecting water from a puddle in the sidewalk for drinking or cooking or another of mutilated bodies-the result of politically motivated killings. Helpful sidebars highlight the major players in the current conflict. Another interesting sidebar on voodoo helps to further an understanding of Haitian culture and religious beliefs. The material is backed up with an excellent bibliography, chronology, detailed index, and sources. Unfortunately, there is no mention of the country's health and education problems, such as AIDS. Nevertheless, this title offers in-depth information for report writers.-Diane Olivo-Posner, Long Beach Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.