Haiti occupies the western third of the large island of Hispaniola which was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Originally a Spanish colony, Haiti was ceded to France in the 17th century and became a prosperous colony with a considerable export of sugar and other produce. After the depopulation of the original Indian inhabitants the Spanish and later the French brought over large numbers of African slaves whose descendants now populate the country.
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Books of Reference
- The official gazette is Le Moniteur.Google Scholar
- Geoiogy of the Republic of Haïti. Port-au-Prince, 1924Google Scholar
- Revue Agricole d’Haïti, From 1946. QuarterlyGoogle Scholar
- Mission to Haïti: Report of the United Nations Mission of Technical Assistance to the Republic of Haiti. Columbia Univ., New York, 1949Google Scholar
- Bellegarde, D., Histoire du Peuple Haïtien. Port-au-Prince, 1953Google Scholar
- Bishop, O. M., and Marchant, A., Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Library of Congress. Washington, D.O., 1944Google Scholar
- Irving, D. J. M., Economic and Commercial Conditions in Hayti, H.M.S.O., 1953Google Scholar
- Leyburn, J. G., The Haitian People. Yale Univ., 1941Google Scholar
- Price-Mars, J., La République d’Haïti et la République Dominicaine. Port-au-Prince, 1953Google Scholar
- Turnier, A., Les Etats-Unis et le Marché Haïtien. Washington, D.C., 1955Google Scholar
- National Library. Bibliothéque Nationale, Rue du Centre, Port-au-Prince. Librarian: Max Bissainthe.Google Scholar