This book is about the movement of Haitians from rural Haiti to the urbanized U.S. Atlantic seaboard. It is an attempt to bring cohesion to a particular human migration, important in the process of education about the diversity and the commonalities of all U.S. immigrants.
1. Introduction 2. Duvalierism and Haiti's Vast Majority: The Rural Poor and Pig Repopulation in the 1980s 3. Deforestation and Haitian Poverty 4. Misguided Reforestation: Focusing on Poor Haitians 5. Haitian Refugees 6. The International Embargo of the 1990s 7. Making Haiti Livable for Its People 8. Haitian Americans 9. Transnational Linkages: Haitian Americans and Haitians 10. Epilogue: The Future