RéPublique D’HaïTi
  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Republic of Haiti, formerly a French colony, was proclaimed independent January 1, 1804, and is now governed under a Constitution of October 9, 1889. The legislative power is vested in a Chamber of the Communes of 95 members (1 for each Commune) chosen for 3 years by direct popular vote, and in a Senate of 39 members chosen for 6 years (renewed to the extent of one-third every 2 years) by the Chamber of the Communes from a list made out partly by the President and partly by the electors. The President is elected for 7 years by the two Chambers in joint session. Members of both houses are paid, representatives and senators by the month (150 dollars) during session. President of the Republie.—General Nord.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Haiti

1. Official Publications

  1. Foreign Office Reports, Annual Series. London.Google Scholar
  2. Haiti. Bulletin No. 62 of the Bureau of the American Republics. Washington, 1892.Google Scholar
  3. Foreign Commerce and Navigation of the United States. 2 vols. Annual, Washington.Google Scholar
  4. Commercial Relations of the united States for 1901. Washington.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Ardouin (Beanbrun), Etudes sur l’histoire de Haiti. 10 vols. Paris, 1853–61.Google Scholar
  2. Bonneau (Alex.), Haïti, ses progrès, son avenir. 8. Paris. 1862.Google Scholar
  3. Fortunat (Dantes), Nouvelle géographie de l’île de Haiti. Port-au-Prince, 1888.Google Scholar
  4. Handelmann (J.), Geschichte von Haıti. 8. Kiel, 1856.Google Scholar
  5. Hazard (Samuel), Santo Domingo, Past and Present; with a glance at Haiti. London, 1873.Google Scholar
  6. Janeier (L. J.), Les Constitutions d’Haïti (1801–1886). Paris, 1886. La Hépublique d’Haiti, 1840–82. Paris, 1883.Google Scholar
  7. Justin (J.), Etude sur les Institutions Haïtiennes. Paris, 1894.Google Scholar
  8. Madiou (N.), Histoire de Haiti. 3 vols. 8. Port-au-Prince, 1847.Google Scholar
  9. Nau (K.). Histoire des Caziques de Haiti. 8. Port-au-Prince, 1855.Google Scholar
  10. Pritchard (Hesketli), Where Black Rules White. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  11. St. John (Sir Spenser), Haiti, or the Black Republic. 2nd ed. London, 1889.Google Scholar
  12. Tippenhouer (L. Gentil), Die Insel Haïti. 2 vols. Leipzig, 1893.Google Scholar

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