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Various Collection of Arthur Ruhl papers, 1925-1931 [Decimalized .01-.13]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09757 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: Haiti Type: Header Record Date: 1925-1931 Pagination: 13 items. Order a Copy

Collection consists of 13 letters dated 1925-1931 addressed to Arthur Ruhl pertaining to the American occupation in Haiti and the conditions of the U.S. transitioning out of the country. Other subject matter is related to Ruhl's article from Collier's Weekly News and notes from his editor to make the writing more accessible to readers. Letters from military officials in Haiti mention the political environment and criticism of Herbert Hoover. Also includes references to Haitian officials such as Jean-Price Mars and Max Hudicourt.

The U.S. occupation in Haiti ranged from 1915-1934. President Hoover assigned a commission to analyze the conditions of the country in 1929. This was in result of the massacre in Les Cayes. Marines fired onto 1,500 people rebelling against poor conditions under the U.S. occupation. Under this commission, known as Forbes Commission, it was noted that Haitian political officials were not as involved in decision making for the withdrawal of the Marines.

Ruhl, Arthur, 1876-1935
Chenery, William L., 1884-1974
Mencken, H.L., 1880-1956
Johnson, Charles S., 1893-1956
Bourke, Louise, fl. 1930
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
White, W.A., fl. 1930
Hudicourt, Max, 1907-1947
Munro, Dana, 1906-1981

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