Haiti: A Nation Fallen from Grace and Into Despair
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.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Haiti -- Economic conditions; Haiti -- History; Haiti -- Politics and government
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Saint Louis, Kimberlie, "Haiti: A Nation Fallen from Grace and Into Despair" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 553.