What do you guys think? Like how American/Canadian history is often times linked or lumped with Europe, can the same be said about Haiti?
I agree on the fact that Haitian history should be valorated in the context of a wider Africanosphere. And also the same could be said about the quilombos, like the Chiefdom of Angola Janga in Brazil, and the palenques, like the Kingdom of Buría in Venezuela They were also founded by black people, and like Haiti they also deserve to be remembered
Yes simply because at the time that Haiti declared its independence, it was the first "black" nation to do so. It was a slap in the face to the white supremacists at the time who classified blacks as animals. It showed that they had the ability and self-determination to rise up together and TAKE their freedom. Not to mention at the time, they likely retained alot of their indigenous African cultural traditions (as they still do today). The United States and Australia are also considered a "Western" countries despite the fact that the "West" refers to western Europe specifically. With that said, Haitian history deserves its place in African history from a purely cultural perspective.