République d’Haïti
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In the 16th century, Spain imported large numbers of African slaves whose descendants now populate the country. The colony subsequently fell under French, and in the Napoleonic wars, British rule. The newly-named Haiti declared its independence on 1 Jan. 1804. Ruled by a succession of self-appointed monarchs, Haiti became a republic in the mid-19th century. From 1915 to 1934, Haiti was under United States occupation.


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Further Reading

  1. Chambers, F., Haiti. [Bibliography] 2nd ed. ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1994Google Scholar
  2. Ferguson, J., Papa Doc, Baby Doc: Haiti and the Duvaliers. Oxford, 1987Google Scholar
  3. Heinl, Robert & Nancy, revised by Michael Heinl, Written in Blood. University Press of America, 1996Google Scholar
  4. Laguerre, M. S., The Complete Haitiana. [Bibliography] London and New York, 1982.—Voodoo and Politics in Haiti. London, 1989Google Scholar
  5. Lawless, R., Haiti: a Research Guide. New York, 1990Google Scholar
  6. Lundahl, M., The Haitian Economy: Man, Land and Markets. London, 1983Google Scholar
  7. Nicholls, D., From Dessalines to Duvalier: Race, Colour and National Independence in Haiti. 2nd ed. CUP, 1992.—Haiti in Caribbean Context: Ethnicity, Economy and Revolt. London, 1985Google Scholar
  8. Thomson, I., Bonjour Blanc: a Journey through Haiti. London, 1992Google Scholar
  9. Weinstein, B. and Segal, A., Haiti: the Failure of Politics. New York, 1992Google Scholar
  10. Wilentz, A., The Rainy Season: Haiti since Duvalier. New York, 1989Google Scholar

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