Battle of Vertières

On November 18, 1803, the Battle of Vertières (Batay Vètyè in Haitian Creole), the last major battle of the Second War of Haitian Independence and the final part of the Haitian Revolution under Jean Jacques Dessalines, was fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere. It was fought between forces made up mainly of legally … Continue reading Battle of Vertières

Haiti #C34 (1946)

Haiti #C34 (1946)

The Republic of Haiti (République d’Haïti) is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 10,714 square miles (27,750 square kilometers) in size and has an estimated 10.6 million people, making it the most populous country in the … Continue reading Haiti #C34 (1946)