The culture history in general of the Republic of Haiti

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Slave names
Part of a dialog from Bob Corbett's Haiti list, January 1996. The issue: from all the brain wash and influence of the French men and slave masters the slaves proudly kept their master's names because of lack of self identity.
Carnival in Haiti
Haiti Info, 10 February 1996. The history of carnival in Haiti; its relation to class structure and to U.S. occupation.
Haitian cultural treasures sought
By Meghan Meyer, The Palm Beach Post, Tuesday 5 November 2002. Over years of economic and political turmoil, Haiti has lost much of its history—documents, photographs and art taken out of the country illegally. Bernadel wants to recover these, not for Haiti, but for the art and culture museum he plans in Delray Beach Florida.
Selden Rodman, Writer and Folk Art Advocate, Dies at 93
By Douglas Martin, The New York Times 11, November 2002. Selden Rodman, a polymathic poet, an iconoclastic critic of modern culture, the author of more than 40 books and a tireless promoter of Haitian and other folk art, died on Nov. 2 at a hospital in Ridgewood, N.J. He was 93.
Haitians seek diversion in traditional cockfights
By Michael Deibert, Reuters, 19 February 2003. In the gague dozens of men gather around a concrete pit littered with feathers and spattered with blood. Cockfighting, a tradition in many Caribbean and Latin American countries, is older than the nation of Haiti itself. Perfectly legal in Haiti, the sport is less vicious than the version practiced in some parts of the world.
History of the word caco
From the Haiti list, 28 July 2003. When does the word caco first appear, and what are its possible derivations? Response: caco is a corruption of the word taco—nickname of the insurgents during the war of independence.