"This is a must read for anyone interested in Haitian politics.... a timely and well-researched book on the roots of Haiti's authoritarianism and its impact on the country's development." - Francis Pierre-Louis, Jr., Queens College, CUNY "With its fascinating argument and rich selection of historical details, The Roots of Haitian Despotism offers a breath-taking tour of Haiti's revolutionary and postcolonial history." - Henry Carey, Georgia State University"
About the Author
Robert Fatton Jr. is Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. His numerous publications include Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy.