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The Dominican Republic: A National History Paperback – January 4, 2010

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Review of the first edition: "Frank Moya Pons is the best-known contemporary Dominican historian. The author of many books and articles, he is a recognized scholar both at home and abroad. Moya Pons latest book is based on his well-known Manual de historia dominicana (1992), now in its tenth edition and considered a basic text in Dominican historiography. But his new book is more than a simple translation of the old classic; it is a revised and expanded edition, with new sections, detailed historical maps, and a comprehensive bibliographic essay. The book follows two parallel historical tracks. On the one hand, it is divided into thematic chapters that examine the distinct political periods in the country's history, such as the Spanish, French, Haitian, and U.S. occupations and the several periods of self-rule. On the other hand, it pursues a socioeconomic history by establishing links, when pertinent, between socioeconomic conditions and political developments. Another notable feature of the book is that it examines contemporary events up to 1990. This remains the standard Dominican history textbook, in both English and Spanish. The general reader will find in this book an agreeable, clearly written history of the Dominican Republic, while the experienced scholar will find an indispensable reference." -HAHR (Hispanic-American Historical Review) --Hispanic American Historical Review

About the Author

FRANK MOYA PONS is the foremost expert on Dominican history and the author of more than twenty scholarly books and numerous articles.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 586 pages
  • Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishing Inc; 3rd edition (January 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558765190
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558765191
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laudy Rodriguez on February 18, 2015
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As far as I've found, this is your best and only option for an English-language survey of the entire history of the Dominican Republic (unless you want to trust Wikipedia). It is clear and concise, yet packs a lot of information, and is written rather objectively. It is exactly what I needed as a Dominican-American who knew next to nothing about the DR. To echo a previous reviewer, if you study this book and make sure you don't forget all the key people, events and themes, you'll probably know more about Dominican history than the average native.

My biggest complaint: I purchased this second edition to replace the first one, and I was very disappointed to see that the new passages were rather lazily added to the end of the previous edition. It seems no one made an effort to edit the final chapters to provide a bit more continuity. As a result, the middle of the next-to-last chapter in the new edition, which leaves off at around the year 1991, is sometimes awkwardly written in present tense, as if it's the end of the book. Some typos from the first edition were also never corrected. Lastly, while I would expect any history survey to edit out some of the least relevant topics, I was struck by one particular omission: September 11, 2001 and it's aftermath, and relatedly, President Mejia's support of the Iraq War.

Overall, I'm happy to keep this book as my trusted reference for Dominican history to 2004. I highly recommend it and really hope that there will be a third edition.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter J. Piaseckyj on June 28, 2013
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There is a dearth of erudite English Language historical information on the Dominican Republic and the Island of Hispaniola.
I read this book prior to visiting the island and have to say I knew more about the History of the Island then the tour guides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Rivera on May 28, 2015
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Great Deal , interesting book
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