Jean-Price Mars, the Haitian Elite and the American Occupation,1915-35

Author(s): 
Shannon, Magdaline W.
ISBN: 
0333654579
Date published: 
October 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£42.50
Pages: 
200

Dr Jean Price-Mars, educated and trained in political and educational positions in Haiti and France, became one of its leading nationalists in the twentieth century. As one of the intellectual members of the predominantly mulatto Haitian elite he attempted to apprise them of their responsibility for the welfare of the black peasant population and the importance of returning democratic self-government to Haiti. Although successful in neither effort he continued a political and academic career which made him one of Haiti's most remembered politicians and scholars.