(République d’Haïti.)
  • John Scott Keltie
  • M. Epstein
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 ratified on June 12, 1918. The legislative power is vested in a Chamber of Deputies on the basis of one member for each 60,000 inhabitants, members being chosen for 2 years by direct popular vote, and in a Senate of 15 members chosen for 6 years likewise by direct vote of the people. Citizens over 21 enjoy the franchise. The President is elected for 4 years by the two Chambers in joint session. Members of both houses are paid a monthly salary of 150 dollars throughout the year.


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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 (Eesubrun), Etudes sur l’histoire de Haiti. 10 vols. Paris, 1853–61.Google Scholar
  2. Aubin (E.), En Haïti. Paris, 1910.Google Scholar
  3. Fortunat (Dantes), Nouvelle géographie de l’île de Haïti. Port-au-Prince, 1888.Google Scholar
  4. Janvier (L. J.), Les Constitutions d’Haïti (1801–1885). Paris 1886. La République d’Haïti, 1840–82. Paris, 1883.Google Scholar
  5. Justin (J.), Etude sur les Institutions Haïtiennes. Paris., 1894.Google Scholar
  6. Léger (J. N.), Haiti, Her History and Detractors. New York, 1907.Google Scholar
  7. Hadiou (N.), Histoire de Haiti. 3 vols. Port-au-Prince, 1847.Google Scholar
  8. Pritehard (Hesketh), Where Black Rules White. London, 1900.Google Scholar
  9. St. John (Sir Spenser), Haiti, or the Black Republic. 2nd. ed. London, 1889.Google Scholar
  10. Tippenhauer (L. Gentil), Die Insel Haïti. 2 vols. Leipzig, 1893.Google Scholar

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  • M. Epstein

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