The Development of Jean Price-Mars’ Position Regarding the Problems of Haiti, 1876–1915



To understand the role that Jean Price-Mars would play during the Occupation period, it is necessary to be aware of the kind of man and the type of intellectual he had become by 1915. He had grown up during a troubled period of his nation’s history, but had been raised in an atmosphere of religious tolerance, pride in Haitian folklore, consciousness of his illustrious forebears, and an emphasis on moral commitment, all of which served to stimulate him toward a career that would center on public service and social welfare, rather than on personal gain. These different influences, and the intellectual positions to which they led, helped determine the framework of his actions in later life.


Northern Province Diplomatic Relation American Occupation Religious Tolerance Negro History 
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