Title

Haiti’s Painful Evolution from Promised Land to Migrant-Sending Nation

Date of Publication

2020 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Migration

Keywords

Migration, Migration, article, history, past, migration island evolution

Description

In recent decades Haiti has been predominantly a migrant-sending country, with large numbers of its nationals scattered across the Western hemisphere. Yet it was not always this way. Haiti, the world’s first free Black republic, was for more than a century regarded as a destination for migrants from abroad. As a promised land for formerly enslaved people from the United States, a marketplace for Arab merchants, and then a jewel in the budding U.S. empire, Haiti was the destination for a range of migrants.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Haiti’s Painful Evolution from Promised Land to Migrant-Sending Nation

In recent decades Haiti has been predominantly a migrant-sending country, with large numbers of its nationals scattered across the Western hemisphere. Yet it was not always this way. Haiti, the world’s first free Black republic, was for more than a century regarded as a destination for migrants from abroad. As a promised land for formerly enslaved people from the United States, a marketplace for Arab merchants, and then a jewel in the budding U.S. empire, Haiti was the destination for a range of migrants.