The Haitian Political Situation and its Effect on the Dominican Republic: 1849-1877

@article{Nelson1988TheHP,
  title={The Haitian Political Situation and its Effect on the Dominican Republic: 1849-1877},
  author={W. J. Nelson},
  journal={Americas},
  year={1988},
  volume={45},
  pages={227-235}
}
The Dominican Republic, which has once again exhibited the fragility of its political institutions by taking over two weeks to ascertain a winner in its last presidential election, is, in many ways, a land of shared commonalities with other peoples. Its merengue rhythms point to a common musical bond with West Africa; its language and cultural institutions suggest a heavy Spanish stamp and its affiliations with other regional entities such as Puerto Rico and Venezuela are well known… Expand
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