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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Métraux, Alfred, 1902-1963
Making a living in the Marbial Valley, Haiti
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: UNESCO. 1951. 220 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
report prepared by Alfred Métraux in collaboration with E.
Berrouet and Dr. and Mrs. Jean Comhaire-Sylvain
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Settlement patterns (361);
Community structure (621);
Special crops (249);
Real property (423);
Production and supply (433);
Price and value (435);
Standard of living (511);
Vegetable production (244);
Domesticated animals (231);
Retail marketing (443);
Buying and selling (432);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document deals with the economic life of Haitian
peasants in Marbial province as of the 1951. It shows that Haitian economy depends almost
entirely upon the hard toil of rural people. When this report was compiled, rural
communities lacked adequate communications, health services, agricultural organization and
schools. The author observed a general pattern of rise in the cost of living and declining
health conditions which led to the flight of starving and landless peasants to towns.
Uprooted and unable to draw a living from the land, the author argued, these unfortunates
would swell the urban proletariat and would probably become a formidable social
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2011
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Marbial, southern Haiti
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Marbial Valley (Haiti)--Social conditions