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Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola

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Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola - Wucker, Michele
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Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the two countries share a national symbol in the rooster--and a fundamental activity and favorite sport in the cockfight. In this book, Michele Wucker asks: If the symbols that dominate a culture ...

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Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola 2000, Hill & Wang, New York

ISBN-13: 9780809097135

Trade paperback

Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola 1999, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809037193

Hardcover