Title

Haiti: A Nation Fallen from Grace and Into Despair

Abstract

Haiti was once one of the richest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Today, she is the poorest. The purpose of this research is to investigate how the combination of political, economic, and social instability throughout Haiti's history has affected the people and land. Key periods such as the Haitian Revolution and the infamous Duvalier regime are examined in order to understand Haiti's severe underdevelopment and the critical condition of present day Haitian society. This research seeks to uncover early signs - and subsequent historical patterns - that created the Haiti of today. An improved understanding of these forces may enable examinations of nation-states in similar conditions and help prevent other societies from deteriorating in the same manner.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2006

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Jungblut, Bernadette

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Political Science

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Haiti -- Economic conditions; Haiti -- History; Haiti -- Politics and government

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022100

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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