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An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Haiti.See more details below

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An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Haiti.

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Haiti, a densely populated country with a troubled economy, occupies about a third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic comprises the rest of the island. Christopher Columbus came upon the island during his explorations in 1492 and Spanish settlers arrived, enslaving the native people and later bringing in slaves from West Africa to work in the mines and on the plantations. When French colonists arrived after Spain relinquished the Haitian portion of the island, they continued the practice of slavery until the slaves rebelled and fought for freedom. Haiti's history and system of government are clearly explained for young students, as are the problems of the country that contribute to making it the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. A time line and glossary are included in the back of the book along with a listing of additional sources of information. This is part of the "Countries and Cultures" series. 2002, Bridgestone Books/Capstone Press,
— Carolyn Mott Ford

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Capstone Pr Inc
Publication date:
Countries and Cultures Series
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 4 Years

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