Haiti (Modern World Nations) by Charles F. Gritzner

By Charles F. Gritzner

This publication, a part of the "Modern international countries" sequence. Chapters hide geography, background, humans and tradition, executive and politics, the economic system, and percentages for the longer term. The textual content is dense and awarded in very lengthy sentences and paragraphs, so although the booklet is small and may entice more youthful readers, the narrative will most likely paintings most sensible for the older finish of the age variety. The e-book additionally contains numerous parts to assist scholars doing learn, together with a listing of pertinent evidence, heritage highlights, a bibliography, feedback for extra analyzing and study, and an in depth index.

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As was true elsewhere in tropical environments, the Europeans had no taste for strenuous, back-breaking labor under the sweltering sun. Early attempts to enslave Amerindians were largely unsuccessful. European-introduced diseases took a horrible toll on native populations. Also, it was easy for the Taino slaves to escape and seek refuge in the rugged mountainous terrain, with which they were intimately familiar. Thus began the African slave trade, which certainly was one of the most inhumane chapters in the history of the Americas.

All area hospitals were destroyed or severely damaged. The control tower and other structures at Toussaint The 2010 Earthquake This map shows the epicenter of the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated Haiti. Louverture International Airport were damaged. So was the city’s seaport facility. Both were unable to receive aid shipments in the days immediately following the earthquake. Roads were choked with rubble, making surface transportation difficult to impossible within the city and elsewhere.

In the months following the earthquake, thousands of others died from their injuries, various infectious diseases, or starvation. Most experts agree that, at best, all fatality figures are estimates and that the true number of earthquake-related deaths will never be known. As measured by loss of life, it was the tenth most devastating natural disaster in world history. In terms of the number of fatalities, it ranks as the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the Americas. Thousands of people were buried in the debris of poorly constructed buildings that collapsed under the shock.

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