This review examines recent historiography on contemporary Haiti, specifically Kate Ramsey's The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (2011); Bernard Diederich's The Price of Blood: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti under Dr. François Duvalier, 1957 – 1961 and Murderers among Us: History of Repression and Rebellion in Haiti under Dr. François Duvalier, 1962 – 1971 (2011); Peter Hallward's Damming the Flood: Haiti and the Politics of Containment (2010); Philippe Zacaïr's Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean (2011); and Haïti-Haitii? Philosophical Reflections for Mental Decolonization (2011), by the former Catholic priest and president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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