According to those proposing a change in terminology, "slave" perpetuates the crime of slavery in language, by reducing its victims to a nonhuman noun instead of, according to Andi Cumbo-Floyd, "carry[ing] them forward as people, not the property that they were".
Haiti, a name that means "mountainous country," is derived from the language of the Taino Indians who inhabited the island before European colonization. After independence inthe name was adopted by the military generals, many of them former slaves, who expelled the French and took possession of the colony then known as Saint Domingue.
In95 percent of the population was of African descent, and the remaining 5 percent mulatto and white. Some wealthy citizens think of themselves as French, but most residents identify themselves as Haitian and there is a strong sense of nationalism.
Haiti covers 10, square miles 27, square kilometers.
It is located in the subtropics on the western third of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Caribbean, which it shares with the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic.
The neighboring islands include Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Three-quarters of the terrain is mountainous; the highest peak is the Morne de Selle.
The climate is mild, varying with altitude. The mountains are calcareous rather than volcanic and give way to widely varying microclimatic and soil conditions.
A tectonic fault line runs through the country, causing occasional and sometimes devastating earthquakes. The island is also located within the Caribbean hurricane belt.
The population has grown steadily fromat independence in to the estimate of 6. Haiti is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Until the s, over 80 percent of the population resided in rural areas, and today, over 60 percent continue to live in provincial villages, hamlets, and homesteads scattered across the rural landscape.
The capital city is Port-au-Prince, which is five times larger than the next biggest city, Cape Haitian. Over one million native-born Haitians live overseas; an additional fifty thousand leave the country every year, predominantly for the United States but also to Canada and France.
Approximately 80 percent of permanent migrants come from the educated middle and upper classes, but very large numbers of lower-class Haitians temporarily migrate to the Dominican Republic and Nassau Bahamas to work at low-income jobs in the informal economy.
An unknown number of lower-income migrants remain abroad. For most of the nation's history the official language has been French. However, the language spoken by the vast majority of the people is kreyol, whose pronunciation and vocabulary are derived largely from French but whose syntax is similar to that of other creoles.
With the adoption of a new constitution inkreyol was given official status as the primary official language.
French was relegated to the status of a secondary official language but continues to prevail among the elite and in government, functioning as marker of social class and a barrier to the less educated and the poor.
An estimated 5—10 percent of the population speaks fluent French, but in recent decades massive emigration to the United States and the availability of cable television from the United States have helped English replace French as the second language in many sectors of the population.
Residents attach tremendous importance to the expulsion of the French inan event that made Haiti the first independently black-ruled nation in the world, and only the second country in the Western Hemisphere to achieve independence from imperial Europe.
The most noted national symbols are the flag, Henri Christophe's citadel and the statue of the "unknown maroon" Maroon inconnua bare-chested revolutionary Haiti trumpeting a conch shell in a call to arms.
The presidential palace is also an important national symbol. History and Ethnic Relations Emergence of a Nation. Hispaniola was discovered by Christopher Columbus in and was the first island in the New World settled by the Spanish.
Bythe indigenous culture of the Taino Indians had vanished from the island, and Hispaniola became a neglected backwater of the Spanish Empire. In the mids, the western third of the island was populated by fortune seekers, castaways, and wayward colonists, predominantly French, who became pirates and buccaneers, hunting wild cattle and pigs unleashed by the earliest European visitors and selling the smoked meat to passing ships.
In the mids, the French used the buccaneers as mercenaries freebooters in an unofficial war against the Spanish. This area became the French colony of Saint Domingue.
Bythe colony had become the "jewel of the Antilles," the richest colony in the world. Inrevolution in France sparked dissension in the colony, which had a population of half a million slaves half of all the slaves in the Caribbean ; twenty-eight thousand mulattoes and free blacks, many of whom were wealthy landowners; and thirty-six thousand white planters, artisans, slave drivers, and small landholders.
Inthirty-five thousand slaves rose in an insurrection, razed a thousand plantations, and took to the hills. Thirteen years of war and pestilence followed.
Spanish, English, and French troops were soon battling one another for control of the colony.There was a pretty massive shift in the s and s when northern Democrats starting supporting the civil rights movement (among other things).
Efforts to Christianize the native peoples of North America was an essential part of early Spanish and French colonial efforts. The English, however, had been slower to formalize efforts to spread the faith, but in , the Massachusetts General Court passed a law designed to encourage such activities.
The Status of Women in Ancient Egyptian Society by Dr. Peter Picone. INTRODUCTION. Unlike the position of women in most other ancient civilizations, including that of Greece, the Egyptian woman seems to have enjoyed the same legal and economic rights as the Egyptian man-- at least in theory.
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