Essays Tagged: "Haiti"


ation.The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carried to Haiti in a slave trade from Dahomey, which is currently called Benin. Once in Haiti, the slaves were ... nd a priest (hougan) or priestess (mamba). These societes are crucial in the structure within small Haitian villages. They are positive forces in establishing communal cohesion and over-riding gender ...

(2 pages) 119 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


Haiti covers the western third of the island of Hispaniola. Haiti shares the island with the Dominic ... hird of the island of Hispaniola. Haiti shares the island with the Dominican Republic. The shape of Haiti has been compared to a lobster's claw, with the upper pincer pointing toward Cuba and the lowe ... are unemployed and three quarters are living in the most severe poverty. Some of the problems that Haiti still face today are political instability, repression, and lack of medical care. Because of t ...

(2 pages) 109 0 4.5 Jun/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

What is an American? Describes what I believe an American and what "Americanism" is

e the language they feel most comfortable speaking is used. In places like "Little Havana", "Little Haiti", and "Hialeah" the relative nature of language and culture in America is exemplified. I would ...

(2 pages) 168 0 3.3 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Child Labor on "Walt Disney"

only are the work demands large, the young children work in conditions that are unfit for any human.Haiti hosts a couple large child labor factories that hold a contract with the Walt Disney Company. ... ies that hold a contract with the Walt Disney Company. Most of their employees are young women. "In Haiti, women stitch Aladdin T-shirts for 28 cents an hour, in Burma-6 cents an hour." Quite the oppo ...

(3 pages) 374 8 4.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Personal strengths and weakness.

ople as well as myself. I have lived with some of the poorest people in the world for six months in Haiti. I assisted keeping the peace, or what little there was, for nearly a year in the desert betwe ...

(3 pages) 215 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

This essay is about the effects of globization in Korea compared to Haiti.

lobalization. In the book Eyes of the Heart, by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the author writes about the Haitian people's struggle to survive with peace and simple dignity amidst the violence and devastati ... hem by a two-hundred-year-plus encounter with the predatory forces of a global economy. Not only is Haiti going through this devastation a dominant country such as the Republic of Korea has gone throu ...

(5 pages) 63 0 1.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Differences in the social, cultural, economic, legal and political conditions of the country affect international business procedures in Haiti.

way companies conduct business and the development and promotion of products.Social differences in Haiti post serious threats to its international business success and the country's ability to change ... l conditions are dramatically different than most international markets. "Hurdles for businesses in Haiti include poor infrastructure, a high-cost port, an irregular supply of electricity, and customs ...

(3 pages) 336 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

This essay is on the movement of the African culture to the New World and how it contributed to the cultural diversity in the new lands.

Haiti and Cuba in the African DiasporaThe movement of the African culture to the New World contribut ... o the New World contributed to the cultural diversity in the new lands. The geographic locations of Haiti, Cuba, and many other locations played a major role in the amount of similarities between thes ... an was the only obstacle that separated West Africa from the Americas.Many of the slaves brought to Haiti and Cuba were Yoruba-speaking people. They worshipped more than 400 gods, which are still wors ...

(5 pages) 163 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Explores "age of revolutions" (1789-1848). Describes revolutions in France, Haiti, and Latin America. Thesis: revolutions are similar in leaders, dealings church, basic cycle.

om and independence. During this time, revolutions were occurring simultaneously throughout France, Haiti, and Latin America, each one inadvertently inspiring others. While these revolutions were diff ... nent and the positive change that was originally accomplished is restored, as one will see later in Haiti, the revolution is usually a vicious cycle of unhappiness with current leadership and/or polic ...

(8 pages) 150 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

A Historical Comparison of the Haitian and American Revolutions

While the revolutions in colonial America and Haiti had many parallels, they were also unique in their own ways. In both revolutions, the rebels r ... er that was in a weakened economic state in order to gain economic and social freedom. However, the Haiti revolution stressed freedom for everybody (including slaves), whereas the American Revolution ... ssful were it not for the crippling problems faced by both opposing superpowers. The success of the Haitian revolution was due in no small part to the political turmoil brought about by the French rev ...

(4 pages) 83 0 2.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Toussaint L'Overture

ined the slave revolt when he was forty-five years old. Toussaint L' Overture was the father of the Haitian Revolution. He overthrew the "French colonial power in Saint Domingue," (Conflict's Roots, p ... He overthrew the "French colonial power in Saint Domingue," (Conflict's Roots, p. 42) he presented Haiti with its first Constitution, and he had a great influence on Haiti's independence.Toussaint wa ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

E.M.Forsters views on the social standards

English is essentiallymiddle class" which I think applies for every country in the world except forHaiti which consists only of higher and lower class, it has a middleclass but it is not the majority ... es, they have a really largepublic school system which resulted in a very large middle class.And in Haiti, We have a very small public shool system, meaning that thegovernment does not realy care abou ...

(2 pages) 21 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Reflection on the author, Edwidge Danticat, and her novel Krik Krak

d within the stories, I captured the image of the poverty and dictatorship as it actually exists in Haiti. In order for a reader to learn and better understand the tragic life of living in the Caribbe ... Danticat, story telling was always a very significant part of her life. It was the way in which all Haitian women remember the history of their ancestors. "You thought that if you didn't tell the stor ...

(3 pages) 31 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Haitian & American Independence Compare/Contrast

The Haitian Revolution and The American Revolution were similar and different in many ways. First, both ... t, both the revolutions had a prominent leader, Toussaint L'Overture and George Washington. Second, Haiti stressed freedom while Americans focused more on the needs of middle class. Also, both of thes ... owed courage throughout the fight for freedom.Second, while the revolutions in colonial America and Haiti had many parallels, they were also unique in their own ways. In both revolutions, the rebels r ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Review of "Haiti: A Cigarette Burning at Both Ends" written by Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel

One of the short stories in The Butterfly's Way that I enjoyed was "Haiti: A Cigarette Burning at Both Ends" written by Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. The story starts w ... with the disturbing account of how a trip to buy school clothes was interrupted by the corpse of a Haitian man who had soaked himself in gasoline and set himself on fire. The man was Haitian 56 year ... sponsibilities, I want to offer myself in holocaust for the complete liberation of my country...May Haiti live for the new liberation." The author went on to name some of the brave Haitian heroes that ...

(1 pages) 22 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Review of "A Cage of Words" by Joel Dreyfuss

The essay "A Cage of Words" by Joel Dreyfuss discusses how Haiti is portrayed in Western media. Every time Haiti is mentioned in the news it is called "the poo ... example of something absolutely true and absolutely meaningless at the same time." It is true that Haiti is the poorest nation on this side of the world, but Haiti is so much more than that. H ... more than that. Haiti is poor, and that poverty is almost as inescapable as the labeling of Haiti because of its poverty. That phrase is used as an introduction, or an explanation of why thing ...

(2 pages) 17 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Review of Gina Ulysse's, "A Poem About Why I Can't Wait, Going Home Again and Again and Again."

ng Home Again and Again and Again." The poem starts with Gina's memories as a young child living in Haiti. She eventually leaves Haiti and returns after seventeen years. She is disillusioned with her ... h her surrounds and feels unable to "refill all the gaps in [her] past." She leaves, but returns to Haiti two years later. The rest of the poem is a haunting description of how Haiti is presently. She ...

(1 pages) 15 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry


which have been around in Africa since the beginning of human civilizations. However it was born in Haiti during the European colonization of Hispaniola. The slaves practiced voodoo in secret, and it ... Togo, Benin and Nigeria. Slaves brought their religion with them when they were forcibly shipped to Haiti and other islands in the West Indies.Vodun was actively suppressed during colonial times. Many ...

(8 pages) 90 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

The History of Salsa

ultures in the dance. The Contra-Danze (Country Dance) brought by the French who where fleeing from Haiti, the Rhumbas of African origin from Guaguanco, Colombia, and Yambú, and finally the S&o ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Justified Haitian Slave Revolt

"On January 1, 1804, Haiti declared independence, becoming the second independent nation in the West and the first free b ... st free black republic in the world" ("History, par 11). This triumph followed the long and violent Haitian slave revolution in which Haiti, specifically the island of Saint Dominique suffered from. A ... Fury rose in the plantation owners and they eventually got the act retracted in 1791. In reply, the Haitian slaves originally from Africa revolted. During the rebellion, "the Haitian slaves burned eve ...

(4 pages) 52 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History