Republique 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 99 members (1 for each Commune) ohosen 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 or 7 years by the two Chambers in joint session. Members of both houses are paid by the month during session, (representatives 300 dollars, and senators 150 dollars).


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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

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Ardouin (Beaubrun), Etudes sur l’histoire de Haïti. 10 vols. Paris, 1853–61.Google Scholar
  2. Fortunat (Dantés), Nouvelle géographie de Pîle de Haïti. Port-au-Prince, 1888.Google Scholar
  3. Janvier (L. J.), Les Constitutions d’Haïti (1801–1885). Paris 1886. La République d’Haïti, 1840–82. Paris, 1883.Google Scholar
  4. Justin (J.), Etude sur les Institutions Haïtiennes. Paris, 1894.Google Scholar
  5. Léger (J. N.), Haiti, Her History and Detractors. New York, 1907.Google Scholar
  6. Madiou (N.), Histoire de Haïti. 3 vols. Port-au-Prince, 1847.Google Scholar
  7. Pritckard (Hesketh), Where Black Rules White. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  8. St. John (Sir Spenser), Haiti, or the Black Republic. 2nd. ed. London, 1889.Google Scholar
  9. Tippenhauer (L. Gentil), Die Insel Haïti. 2 vols. Leipzig, 1893.Google Scholar

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