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Haiti

Haiti( )
Author: Temple, Bob
Editor: Henderson, James D.
Series title:Discovering the Caribbean: History, Politics, and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4222-3312-2
Publication Date:Jan 2015
Publisher:Mason Crest
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $22.95
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Named for an Amerindian word meaning "high ground," the mountainous country of Haiti is the second-oldest independent nation in the Western Hemisphere (surpassed only by the United States). African slaves established the nation in 1804, after an uprising against the colony's French government. Located on the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, Haiti is one of the world's poorest countries, as most of its 10.4 million inhabitants depend upon farming to feed...
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