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Dominican Republic and Haiti : country studies

Author: Helen Chapin Metz; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs. U.S. G.P.O., 2001.
Series: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-36.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English : 3rd ed., 1st printing, 2001View all editions and formats
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Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Washington, D.C. : Federal Research Division, Library of Congress : For sale by the Supt. of Docs. U.S.G.P.O., 2001
(DLC) 2001023524
(OCoLC)46321054
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Chapin Metz; Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
OCLC Number: 607206325
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 586 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Dominican Republic: historical setting / Jonathan Hartlyn. The first colony --
The struggle for formal sovereignty --
Ambivalent sovereignty, caudillo rule, and political instability. The infant republic, 1844-61 ; Annexation by Spain, 1861-65 ; The contest for power, 1865-82 --
Ulises Heureaux, growing financial dependence, and continued instability. Ulises Heureaux, 1882-99 ; Growing financial dependence and political instability --
From the United States occupation (1916-24) to the emergence of Trujillo (1930) --
The Trujillo era, 1930-61 --
Democratic struggles and failures ; Authoritarian Balaguer, 1966-78 --
The PRD in power and Balaguer, again --
A new beginning? --
Dominican Republic: the society and its environment / Lamar C. Wilson and Patricia Kluck. Geography . Natural regions ; Drainage ; Climate --
Population. Size and growth ; Population distribution ; Migration ; Urbanization --
Racial and ethnic groups. Ethnic heritage ; Modern immigration ; Haitians --
Urban society. The elite ; The middle sector ; The urban poor --
Rural society. Family and social relationships ; Land and poverty ; Sugar plantations ; Mixed farming --
Family and kin --
Religion --
Culture. Literature ; Historical movements and architecture ; Popular culture: dance, music, and baseball --
Education. Primary and secondary ; University --
Health and social security --
Dominican Republic: the economy / Boulos A. Malik. A developing economy --
Economic policies. Fiscal policy ; Government role ; Privatization --
Labor --
Agriculture. Land policies ; Land use ; Cash crops ; Livestock ; Forestry and fishing --
Industry. Manufacturing ; Mining ; Construction ; Energy --
Services. Transportation ; Communications ; Tourism --
Foreign economic relations. Foreign trade and balance of payments ; Foreign assistance --
Outlook --
Dominican Republic: government and politics / Jonathan Hartlyn. Historical legacies of authoritarian rule --
The contemporary struggle for democracy --
System of government. The evolution of constitutional doctrine ; The executive ; The legislature ; The judiciary ; Public administration ; Local government ; Electoral system --
Political parties --
Interest groups and social actors. Economic elites ; Middle class ; Trade unions and popular organizations ; Mass media ; Roman Catholic Church ; Armed forces --
Foreign relations --
Domincan Republic: national security / Jean Tartter. History and development of the armed forces --
Role of the military in public life missions --
Armed forces organization, training, and equipment. Army ; Navy ; Air force ; Manpower ; Defense spending ; Ranks, uniforms, and insignia --
Internal security and public order. National police ; Criminal justice system ; Respect for human rights ; Penal system ; Narcotics trafficking. Haiti: historical setting / Anne Green. Spanish discovery and colonization, 1492-1697 --
French colony of Saint-Domingue, 1697-1803 --
Fight for independence, 1791-1803 --
Early years of independence, 1804-43. Partition of Haiti, 1811-20 ; Jean-Pierre Boyer reunites Haiti, 1820-43 --
Increasing stability, 1843-1915 --
United States involvement in Haiti, 1915-34 --
From the end of the United States occupation to Duvalier, 1934-57 --
François Duvalier, 1957-71 --
Jean-Claude Duvalier, 1971-86 --
Post-Duvalier era, 1986-90 --
Aristide presidency, February 7, 1991-September 30, 1991 --
Military coup overthrows Aristide, September 30, 1991-October 1994 --
Democracy restored, 1994-96 --
Haiti: the society and its environment / Glenn R. Smucker. Geography --
Natural resources. Land use and water ; Forestry and fuelwood ; Mining ; Coastal and marine resource ; Biodiversity ; Environmental crisis --
Population. Demographic profile ; Migration --
Social structure. The upper middle class ; The middle class ; Peasants ; Urban lower class --
Gender roles and marriage --
The language question. French and Creole ; Changes in language use ; Creole, literacy, and education --
Religious life. Voodoo ; Roman Catholicism ; Protestantism --
Education. Primary schools ; Secondary schools ; Higher education --
Health. Fertility and family planning ; Nutrition and disease ; Health services ; Welfare --
Haiti: the economy / Boulos A. Malik. Stages of development --
Economic policies. Structural policy ; Fiscal policy ; Finance ; Balance of payments ; External debt ; Foreign aid --
Labor --
Agriculture. Land tenure ; Cash crops ; Food crops ; Forestry ; Livestock and fishing --
Industry. Manufacturing ; Assembly sector ; Construction ; Mining ; Energy ; Transportation and communications ; Tourism --
Outlook --
Haiti: government and politics / Robert E. Maguire. From an international intervention to the presidency of René Préval, September 1994-December 1999. Restoration of constitutional government, September 1994-September 1995 ; Presidential transition, October 1995-March 1997 ; Balance of power and political gridlock, April 1997-January 1999 ; Unbalanced power: January-December 1999 ; Toward municipal, parliamentary, and presidential elections --
Constitutional framework --
Constitutional system. Governmental institutions ; Functions of government ; Urban dominance, rural exclusion: confronting entrenched patterns --
Political dynamics. Political players and patterns of participation ; Maintenance and transfer of power ; The presidency and political culture ; Perceptions of democracy ; The mass media and the spread of information --
Interest groups. Political parties ; Duvalierists and makout ; The elite ; Civil society --
Foreign relations. Relations with the United States ; Relations with the Dominican Republic ; Relations with other countries --
Haiti: national security / Jean Tartter. The military in Haitian history. The Duvalier era, 1957-86 ; The post-Duvalier period ; Disintegration and demobilization of the Haitian army, 1993-95 --
Structure and capabilities of the pre-1995 armed forces. Military spending and foreign assistance ; Role of the army in law enforcement prior to 1995 --
Haiti's external and domestic security concerns --
Internal security since 1994. National police ; Recruitment, training, and equipment --
Respect for human rights --
Multinational security assistance --
Judicial system. Prison system ; Narcotics trafficking. List of figures. Dominican Republic and Haiti: topography and drainage ; Dominican Republic: administrative divisions, 1999 ; Dominican Republic: population distribution by age and sex, 1993 census ; Dominican Republic: transportation system, 1999 ; Dominican Republic: structure of the government, 1999 ; Dominican Republic: organization of the armed forces, 1999 ; Dominican Republic: military bases and headquarters, 1999 ; Dominican Republic: officer ranks and insignia, 1999 ; Dominican Republic: enlisted ranks and insignia, 1999 ; Dominican Republic: organization of internal security agencies, 1999 ; Haiti: administrative divisions, 1999 ; Haiti: population distribution by age and sex, 1995 ; Haiti: transportation system, 1999 ; Organization of the Haitian national police, 1999.
Series Title: Area handbook series.; DA pam, 550-36.
Responsibility: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress ; edited by Helen Chapin Metz.
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