THE ERA OF MILITARY COUPS d 'ETAT

HAITI 1986-1991

by Rev. Emmanuel Dumay


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 15/03/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 356
ISBN : 9781425784218
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 356
ISBN : 9781425784270
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 356
ISBN : 9781469113166

About the Book

This book presents a detailed story on each military coup d´etat that occurred in Haiti from February 1986 to September 1991. In fact, it describes the political spectrum that reigned in Haiti after the departure of President Jean-Claude Duvalier. The epoch that succeeded the fall of the Duvaliers from power was one of the most ambiguous periods in the history of Haiti founded by Generalissimo Jean-Jacques Dessalines the Great, in 1804. Dessalines, as GENERAL-IN-CHIEF of the Haitian Indigenous army, became the first of the nation´s Heads-of-state to be overthrown by a military coup d´etat, in October 17, 1806. Since then, most of the nation´s Chiefs-of-state assumed power through revolutions, or coups d´etat. Currently, the nation experiences 33 coups d´etat. From February 1986 to September 1991, seven coups or attempted coups d´etat had taken place in Haiti. That is that period of social and political instability that is exposed in this book. (In the post opinions, the author speaks briefly about the problematic of the army involvement in coups d´etat in Haiti, the January 12, 2010 Earthquake as well as the need for a new Haitian Armed Forces.) The book is made available to help Haitians or foreigners in particular those who are curious about Haiti´s history, including observers,professors, students, politicians, ordinary people, etc. Everybody should be capable of judging for himself or for herself on the country´s situation during and after the fall of the Duvaliers from power in February 1986. By writing this essay, the author encourages all Haitians that live inside the country or abroad to come to unity. That is a powerful tool that can bring Haiti to a dramatic turn toward consistent DEMOCRACY and economic development.


About the Author

An Ordained Minister, Theologian, Political Observer, former Secretary of "COJEDEF", Comite des Jeunes Pour le Developpement de Freres (Youth Committee for the Development of Freres), 1986-1988; Reverend Emmanuel Dumay, the grandson of a former officer in the Army of Haiti, was born and grew up at Freres, Petionville, Haiti, where two of the most modernized and well accommodated military camps: the prestigious Military Academy and the Leopards Corps, located. He achieved his education in Haiti, as he graduated from the reputed and prestigious Nazarene Bible Seminary, where he studied Theology from 1989 to 1993. The same year 1993, he traveled to the United States to further his education in History, English, and Theology. While writing this book he was completing his Doctorate in Theology. In Haiti, Dumay observed cautiously and intently the era of military coups d'etat that prevailed in the country from the downfall of president Jean-Claude Duvalier in 1986 to the first overthrow of president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991, which subsequently resulted to the second U.S. military occupation in 1994 under the Clinton administration. Known for his solid knowledge in History, and as one who morally suffered during on of Haiti's most troublesome and tumultuous time, Rev. Dumay understood researches to achieve this wonderful book: The Era of Military Coups d'Etat - Haiti 1986-1991. By writing this essay, the author intends to encourage all Haitians inside the country or abroad to unity, the powerful tool that can bring the country to a dramatic turn toward consistent Democracy and economic development.