Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

by Erin Foley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502608048
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: Cavendish Cultures of the World Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Dominican Republic Today 5

1 Geography

Regions

Rivers

Climate

Flora

Fauna

Cities 11

2 History

The Taino Arawak

Spanish conquest and colonization

Saint Domingue and Santo Domingo

Independence

From dictatorship to anarchy

Era of Trujillo

War and US intervention

Economic reforms 23

3 Government

Voting

The presidency

The legislature

The judiciary

A nonpolitical military 39

4 Economy

Farming

Forestry

Mining

Manufacturing

Construction

Energy

Tourism

Boom or bust 47

5 Environment

The importance of water

First steps in environmental protection

Future of environmental protection 57

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Race and class

Upper class

Middle class

Lower class

Haitians 63

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Birth

Growing up

Gender roles

Marriage and family

Education

Housing

Death 71

8 Religion

Growth of the Church

Roman Catholicism

Protestantism

Folk religion 85

9 Language

Taino/Arawak influences

African influences

Riddles

Dominican sayings and expressions 93

10 Arts

Writers and poets

Musicians

Painters

Folk arts and crafts 99

11 Leisure

Sports

Cockfighting

Urban nightlife

Oral tradition 109

12 Festivals

The Christmas season

Easter

Quincentenary

Carnival and Independence Day 115

13 Food

Essential ingredients

Mealtimes

Eating out in Santo Domingo

Feasts

In the kitchen

Markets 121

Map of Dominican Republic 132

About the Economy 135

About the Culture 137

Timeline 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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