Haiti Essay Topics

Voodoo in Haiti: Triumph or Tragedy

From ancient times, religion has a great influence on culture and art of a country and its ethnos. Voodoo (Vodou) is a unique religion which has had a great impact on Haiti, its historical, political and social development, cultural traditions and values. Voodoo is considered a West African religion with millions of followers around the… View Article

The Impact of Voodoo on the Haitian Revolution

Most history books give August 21, 1791 as the date of the start of the Haitian revolution.  The slaves in Haiti set in motion an uprising that was so bold and bloody that one researcher calls it “so colorful that not even Hollywood would have to improve upon history” (Corbett 1991).  However, many historians cite… View Article

Haitian vs American Revolution

The philosophical world began to accept more scientific outlook on the world. The scientific outlook began to explain the world as it exists. These years were known as the years of Enlightenment ideas. The philosophical thinkers known for these enlightenment ideas were: Voltaire, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Locke, based ideas of equality and popular sovereignty. Their… View Article

Pursuasive Speech Outline

Specific Purpose: To persuade the government help is need in another place and action needs to be taken Primary Audience Outcome: I want the audience to notice there are others suffering more than themselves. It doesn’t hurt to lend a helping hand. Introduction: Two years on from the catastrophic earthquake which struck Haiti, killing more… View Article

About Traditional Hispanic Food

Hispanic American: “Heritage” is defined as the customs and traditions that are handed down from generation to generation of families and society. A person with Latino heritage is a descendant of a family from Mexico, Central America, or South America. Peeps who are Hispanic are from a country where Spanish is spoken. Let’s check out… View Article

Children of the Sea by Roger Michell

In “Children of the Sea”, there is a lot of pain, suffering, mischief, and sometimes happiness. Throughout the story there are many internal and external conflicts. It has to do with a lot of mixed emotions and full of lessons learned, where a boy and a girl in love write letters to each other. The… View Article

Haiti and Dominican Republic

This investigation examined four existing studies that explored the reasons in why Haiti is more impoverished than its neighbor, the Dominican Republic. Haiti occupies the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. The other two thirds of the island is the Dominican Republic. These two independent countries are broadly similar in… View Article

Histo-Bio Reading of the Farming of Bones

“Our motherland is Spain; theirs is darkest Africa, you understand? They once came here only to cut sugarcane, but now there are more of them than there will ever be cane to cut, you understand? Our problem is one of dominion. Those of us who love our country are taking measures to keep it our… View Article

Taino Lifestyle

The Arawak/Taino society was basically a very gentle culture. It was characterized by happiness, friendliness and a highly organized hierarchical, paternal society, and a lack of guile. Each society was a small kingdom and the leader was called a cacique. The cacique’s function was to keep the welfare of the village by assigning daily work… View Article

Root Causes of Poverty in Haiti

Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the sub continent of South America. The present level of poverty in this country can be traced back to the turbulent history of the first Black nation in the world. After they were able to destroy the Napoleonic army in the series of bloody battles freeing themselves… View Article

Drama and Handsome Captain

Coursework Essay: Examine at least THREE dramatic devices used by any TWO playwrights studied in the course and discuss their effectiveness in terms of audience response and/or plot development. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (n. pag. ), drama can be defined as, “a composition in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or… View Article

Paul Farmer

How far will one man go to achieve the impossible? How far can one man go to reach his goal? The country of Haiti is one of the most under developed countries in the world, but one doctor, Paul Farmer, is determined to help cure this country. No matter what the costs, Paul Farmer is… View Article

Haiti Earthquake

January 12, 2010 became the moment of tragedy for the population of Haiti: an earthquake of terrible force stroke the small island, killing and injuring thousands of people. The earthquake turned into a devastating power, destroying everything in the epicenter and miles beyond. It was the most powerful earthquake in Haiti in more than 100… View Article

Haiti Earthquake

Haiti is situated in Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Hispaniola, which consists of two countries Dominican Republic and Haiti itself. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and it is the 145th poorest country the world. 80% of its 9.7 million people live below the poverty line. The Haitian earthquake occurred on the 12th… View Article

Haitian revolution

These were wealthy whites who owned plantations and many slaves. Since their wealth and position rested entirely on the slave economy they were united in support of slavery. They were, by 1770, extremely disenchanted with France. Their complaint was almost identical with the complaints that led the North American British to rebel against King George… View Article