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  History of Haiti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The recorded history of Haïti began when the island of Hispaniola was discovered by Christopher Columbus in December 1492.
Haiti is the world's oldest Black republic and the second-oldest republic in the Western Hemisphere, after the United States.
Sisal was introduced to Haiti, and sugar and cotton became significant exports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Haiti   (5147 words)

  
 The History of Haiti
Dessalines’ control was predominantly in northern Haiti as he was not well liked by the mulatto population, many of whom lived in the southern region of the new nation.
From this point until 1915, Haiti went through 22 new leaders, most of which left their positions through assassinations or revolutions, some of which were sponsored by outside forces promising economic gain to the new leadership.
Haiti still wasn’t free, however, as the foreign power of America was controlling the country and the Haitians were resentful.
www.earthyfamily.com /H-history.htm   (1285 words)

  
 History of Haiti - Independence of Haiti
Haiti's uniqueness attracted much attention and symbolized the aspirations of enslaved and exploited peoples around the globe.
A lasting enmity against Haiti arose among Dominicans as a result of the emperor's unsuccessful invasion of Santo Domingo in 1805.
Dessalines's failure to consolidate Haiti and to unite Haitians had ramifications in the years that followed, as the nation split into two rival enclaves.
www.travelinghaiti.com /history_of_haiti/independence_haiti.asp   (684 words)

  
 Haiti History & Haiti Culture | iExplore.com
During the rest of the 19th century, Haiti was under the control of a succession of dictators, none of whom had the wherewithal to resolve the conflict between the country’s two main ethnic groups: the mulattos, who held political power, and the fls.
Haiti is formally governed according to the terms of the Constitution promulgated in 1987 which allows for an executive president and a bicameral legislature (an 83-member Chamber of Deputies and 27-member Senate).
Haiti’s average annual income of about US$500 per head is the lowest in the western hemisphere; moreover, vast disparities exist between the incomes of rich and poor.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Haiti/History   (1125 words)

  
 Haiti - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Haiti is a presidential republic with an elected president and National Assembly.
In 1925, Haiti was a lush tropical paradise, with 60% of its original forest covering the lands and mountainous regions.
Haiti remains the least-developed country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Haiti   (2986 words)

  
 Political and Economic History of Haiti
By the time of the French Revolution Haiti was producing more than half of all the coffee produced in the world and Haiti was producing 40 percent of the sugar for France and Britain and accounted for 40 percent of France's foreign trade at a time when France was the dominant economy of Europe.
In addition to ending the bloodshed in Haiti the U.S. occupation was probably influenced by the fear that German businessmen might be gaining political control of Haiti which would threaten U.S. interests in the Caribbean and access to the Panama Canal.
Haiti is one of the few countries that has pay scales low enough to compete with China.
www.applet-magic.com /haiti.htm   (3308 words)

  
 History of Haiti
By 1780, Haiti was one of the wealthiest regions in the world.
The tiny country of Haiti was in a state of anarchy, poverty was rampant and there was no one with the support or ability to rule and govern fairly.
The future of Haiti depends on the ability of its leaders to discover solutions to bring it successfully into the 21st century.
www.olgp.net /ministry/haiti/history/history.htm   (916 words)

  
 History of Haiti - JEAN-CLAUDE DUVALIER, 1971-86
He initially resented the dynastic arrangement that had made him Haiti's leader, and he was content to leave substantive and administrative matters in the hands of his mother, Simone Ovid Duvalier, while he attended ceremonial functions and lived as a playboy.
Initial reporting on the AIDS outbreak in Haiti implied that the country might have been a source for the human immune deficiency virus.
The Duvalierists' spiritual leader, Jean-Claude's mother, Simone, was eventually expelled from Haiti, reportedly at the request of Michèle, Jean-Claude's wife.
www.travelinghaiti.com /history_of_haiti/jean-claude_duvalier.asp   (1304 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Haiti
After Haiti was conquered by the French in 1633, many Dutch Jews emigrated from Brazil in 1634.
The 21st century witnessed a continued departure of Jews from Haiti, for the United States and Panama because of the poor economy and civil violence.
In 1947, Haiti voted for the United Nations’ partition of Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/haiti.html   (568 words)

  
 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - History of Haiti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Spaniards used the island of Hispaniola (of which Haiti is the western part and the Dominican Republic the eastern) as a launching point from which to explore the rest of the Western Hemisphere.
In March 1987, a constitution was ratified that provides for an elected, bicameral parliament; an elected president that serves as head of state; and a prime minister, cabinet, ministers, and supreme court appointed by the president with parliament's consent.
When these efforts were rebuffed, Haiti's main bilateral donors announced the end of "business as usual." They moved to re-channel their assistance away from the government and announced they would not support or send observers to the November elections.
globaledge.msu.edu /IBRD/CountryHistory.asp?CountryID=131&RegionID=4   (2194 words)

  
 Haitain Bicentennial Site
Those in the island of Haiti were known as having been the most advanced of the Tainos, having developed a flourishing civilization way before Columbus's voyage to the Americas.
The genocide of the Tainos in Haiti was one of the most brutal and the annihilation committed on the Indians of the New World by Columbus and his men, one of the most complete in History.
Born at the Cormiers Plantation north of Haiti in 1758, Dessalines was a slave on the plantation of Duclos who ran away to freedom at the age of 33.
www.ci.miami.fl.us /haiti2004/history.htm   (3061 words)

  
 A short history of Haiti
When Haiti announces that its first direct elections (all men twenty-one or over were allowed to vote) would be held in 1950, Paul Eugène Magloire resignes from the junta and is elected president.
Aristide becomes president in 1991, but is overthrown later that year in a violent coup led by dissatisfied elements of the army and supported by many of the country's economic elite.
The UN Security Council authorizes member states to use all necessary means to facilitate the departure of Haiti's military leadership and to restore Haiti's constitutionally elected government to power.
www.electionworld.org /history/haiti.htm   (1031 words)

  
 Haiti Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Haiti is a poverty-stricken land of urban overpopulation, denuded hillsides and a people suffering the wounds of civil strife and oppression.
The presence of a UN stabilisation force is intended to strengthen Haiti's longterm security.
However, the security situation is volatile and Haiti remains an unsafe place to visit.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/caribbean/haiti/history.htm   (190 words)

  
 Haiti History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
HAITI FORMALLY RENOUNCED its colonial bond with France in January 1804, as the result of the only successful slave rebellion in world history.
Haiti, the first fl republic in modern times, sprang directly to self-governance from French colonialism, a system that had a profound impact on the nation.
Haiti's colonial origins had demonstrated that an illiterate and impoverished majority could be ruled by a repressive elite.
www.country-studies.com /haiti/history.html   (248 words)

  
 Haitian History
Haiti's history, her people and way of life are depicted in its art.
Haiti became one of the wealthiest regions in the world by 1780.
He was elected president of Haiti in December 1990, but the underlying structure of the society and its long tradition of violence, control, and retribution had not changed.
www.haitianpaintings.com /hp.asp?page=HAITIAN_HISTORY   (1052 words)

  
 History of Haiti - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Spaniards used the island of Hispaniola – also known as Haiti, Quisqueya, and Bohio (of which the Republic of Haiti occupies the western third and the Dominican Republic the remainder in the modern era) – as a base in the early 16th century from which to establish European domination of the New World.
The classical tradition in Haiti had always been distinguished by a strong interest in history, and major works of history in the French language, important outside Haiti itself, were published in 1847 and 1865.
The United States military occupation of July 28, 1915, followed the mob execution of Haiti's leader, but was largely justified to the public as a consolidation of American control in the face of a possible German invasion of the Island.
www.voyager.in /History_of_Haiti   (5014 words)

  
 Haiti's bitter history of hope - Los Angeles Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As Haiti prepares for an election Tuesday — the 20th anniversary of the overthrow of the brutal and corrupt dictatorship of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier — it is clear that the past still weighs heavily on the nation.
But it also may be useful to tell a different kind of story — one that seeks in Haiti's history sources of hope, examples of triumph and democracy — if only in order to confront the present with something other than resignation.
Throughout Haiti's history — though these moments are usually overlooked — there have been some governments that have sought and sometimes succeeded in assuring relative political stability, especially at certain points in the 19th century and in the decades after the U.S. occupation.
www.latimes.com /news/printedition/california/la-oe-dubois6feb06,0,4159039.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california   (1086 words)

  
 History of Haiti: 1818-1843
History, which is not my field of specialization, has always been a tremendous love of mine.
After a few years when Haiti couldn't pay, the debt was renegotiated down to 60 million francs without interest, but even this debt strapped Haiti far beyond her means.
Haiti first 39 years produced a country which relied on subsistence farming on small plots of land by the rural masses, controlled by an almost wholly fl army.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/43a/108.html   (1791 words)

  
 Haiti: Crushed by U.S. power
Haiti remained a besieged nation, its territorial waters invaded by European powers repeatedly throughout the 19th century.
Using Haiti’s constant political instability as an alibi, the U.S. invaded in 1915 and maintained a brutal military occupation for 19 years.
Haiti by now had a highly centralized state and an extensive military trained by the U.S. in suppressing domestic resistance.
www.socialistworker.org /2004-1/482/482_08_Haiti.shtml   (1510 words)

  
 The Haitian Revolution - Early History of Haiti
Less known is that his second land fall was at Mole St. Nicholas, Haiti on December, 1492, and that the first European settlement in the Western Hemisphere was La Navidad, on Haiti's north coast.
Because of this, Haiti was left destitute and nearly empty for over 100 years until the French colonized the land in the middle of seventeenth century.
It is estimated that up to 10,000 maroons lived in the mountains in Haiti and these Africans were the only allies the slaves would have as many of the free people of color where slave owners themselves.
www.emergingminds.org /articles/2004/jul04_haiti.html   (880 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Haiti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Haiti is a country in the Caribbean; it is the western half of the island of Hispanoila, neighbored with Dominican Republic.
Haiti has been plagued by political violence and corrupt dictators for most of its history.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Haiti   (266 words)

  
 Haiti, History, and the Gods
Because she sees herself as exploring a 'history beyond the reach of written history,' she has successfully reached for nonwritten sources and found a very revealing one in Haitian voodoo.
In Haiti, History, and the Gods, Joan Dayan charts the cultural imagination of Haiti not only by reconstructing the island's history but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored.
She investigates the confrontational space in which Haiti is created and recreated in fiction and fact, text and ritual, discourse and practice.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/6543.html   (1038 words)

  
 Today in History: January 2
In his speech, Douglass discussed the character and history of Haiti, its evolution from slave colony to free and independent republic, and its relevance to African Americans.
They supply the towns and cities of Haiti with provisions, bringing them from distances of fifteen and twenty miles, and they often bear an additional burden in the shape of a baby…Thousands of these country women in their plain blue gowns and many colored turbans, every morning line the roads leading into Port au Prince.
Douglass understood the complex history of Haiti and how its French colonial experience had laid the ground work for poverty, inequality, and military rule.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/jan02.html   (1246 words)

  
 Haiti: A brief History
From these brief facts you will see a history of a truly resilient people, who fought off slavery and survived civil wars, countless massacres and truly oppressive leadership.
At his death Haiti was taken over by General Boyer, and civil war ceased.
By this time Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere (and remains so to this day).
www.language-works.com /Haiti/history.htm   (644 words)

  
 ~For Haiti With Love History~
His first "breakdown" experience in Haiti involved fixing an oil line with one of the barrels of the ball point pens so they could get out to the village after the truck broke down on the National Road.
For Haiti with Love, inc. was born sitting on the balcony of a rented home in Palm Harbor with Mac Barksdale.
Using his medical background that has been enhanced by working shoulder to shoulder with volunteer doctors in Haiti, his construction experience gained from a family of construction people, his pastoral training (which he earned mostly through night school), God had equipped him for the field.
www.forhaitiwithlove.org /p_history.htm   (878 words)

  
 HAITI - History
lthough part of the Caribbean family of nations, Haiti’s historical experience distances this country of seven million inhabitants from the rest of the region.
Haitian slaves rebelled against their white masters and proclaimed a free republic in 1804.
Haiti’s Palais National, typical of the colonial architectural heritage in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
www.unitedworld-usa.com /reports/haiti/history.asp   (265 words)

  
 Haiti : Latin America : AFSC
In Haiti, AFSC works in partnership with local organizations to provide training on international law, government responsibilities, and human rights, and to support their advocacy efforts for constructive change.
The history of Haiti is marked by violence, injustice, and anti-democratic processes.
Today, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and it is in the midst of an economic, social, and political crisis.
www.afsc.org /latinamerica/int/haiti.htm   (397 words)

  
 The Demeaning of Democracy, Health, and History in Haiti
The rebels include a core of former officers and soldiers of Haiti's army that was disbanded by Aristide due to a long history of brutalizing the population as well as groups that supported the used to support government but have now turned against it.
The crisis in Haiti is creating instability for its democratically elected government and sending a nation plagued by the highest rates of HIV and tuberculosis in the western hemisphere into a worsening health and humanitarian crisis.
Haiti has long been struggling to resuscitate its economy and improve the health of its people.
web.med.harvard.edu /sites/murmur/html/articles/031504/031504_saparicio.asp   (888 words)

  
 Bob Corbett, The History of Haiti
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
I maintain that in order to understand Haiti today, her politics, economics, culture, daily lifeform—anthing, you MUST understand her in her history and genesis.
Those of you who are more experienced, please remember that this is a basic first course in Haitian history and I urge you to be especially patient with those who don't know Haiti well.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/43a/index-aa.html   (707 words)

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