Summary Of Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child To Middle Class Americans?
He then abandoned his son and rarely came to visit him. In the book Cadet states “perhaps he thought that Florence would give me a better life”. Never the less, Cadet was then forced into child labor becoming what is known as a Restavec. From Cadets perspective he may have resented his father for the choice he had made but Cadets relationship with his father was not entirely negative. Because of Cadet’s Relationship with his father he was able to receive a visa and immigrate to the United States. This opportunity allowed Cadet to make the biggest decision of his life and displayed courages agency by immigrating to the United States in hopes to better his life for the future. Not many Restavecs are lucky enough to have the opportunity to better their lives and although Cadets father abandoned him, he left Cadet with the gift and ability to get out of Haiti, escape child labor and start a new