Lecture: Black Latin America.
Read the article: Rebels and Revolutionaries.
View the Film: Black in Latin America The Roots
and answer the following questions.
1- How long has Haiti and the Dominican Republic shared the island of Espanola?
2- Merengue is a style of music that represents the fusing of what types of cultures?
3- What does the term Indio mean in the country of Santo Domingo today?
4- Haiti won its independence in 1804 and occupied Santo Domingo in 1822. How would this
occupation impact the Dominican Republic?
5- Why do Dominican Republic heroes tend to be represented as being more white than black?
6- What was the United States doing in the Dominican Republic during the 20
7- Why would Haitian people migrate to the Dominican Republic?
8- How do Dominican people view the Haitians?
9- What was Dominican president Trujilloâ€™s view on Haitians, and how did they represent an
antithesis of what Trujillo sought to achieve for the Dominican Republic?
10- What skin color are Haitiâ€™s national heroes?
11- What African cultures influenced Haitian culture?
12- What colonial power ruled over Haiti in the 1600â€™s?
13- How many Africans entered Haiti during the slave trade and why is this significant when
compared with the United States?
14- Haitiâ€™s economy during colonial times was based on what crop?
15- What is Voodoo and how is this religion central to Haitian culture?
16- What role did the Voodoo religion play in Haitianâ€™s struggle for independence against their
white colonial masters?
Instructor: Henry Lâ€™Esprance Alvarez.
17- What were Haitian people afraid of once they became independent, and what did they do to
confront any threat to their sovereignty?
18- What would Haitians do in order to eradicate any colonial economic, political and social
structures imposed by the French?
19- How would Thomas Jefferson view the newly independent Haitian republic?
20- Why did Americans invade Haiti in the early 1900â€™s? And how does this invasion represent a
re-colonization of the country by the United States?
21- Why would the United States support dictatorships in Haiti and the Dominican Republic
during the early part of the 20