Travelers Accounts

Eugène Aubin, En Haïti : planteurs d’autrefois, nègres d’aujourd’hui (1910) (Via Manioc; pdf dowload available)

Written by a French merchant who lived in Haiti from 1904 to 1906, this account presents extensive descriptions of the countryside, including descriptions of Vodou temples in the Cul-de-Sac plain, farming and irrigation, and the lives of immigrants from Guadeloupe and elsewhere in the Caribbean in Haiti.

Victor Schoelcher, Colonies étrangères et Haïti (vol. 2) (1843) (Via Gallica)

Written on the basis of a visit to Haiti in 1841, this work provides a history of Haiti and detailed descriptions of the countryside and population, along with very critical observations of political life under the Boyer regime.

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