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From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Millery Polyne

Abstract

Haiti has long been both a source of immense pride—because of the Haitian Revolution—and of profound disappointment—because of the unshakable realities of poverty, political instability, and violence—to the black diasporic imagination. Charting the long history of these multiple meanings is the focus of a critical transnational history of U.S. African Americans and Haitians. This book stretches from the thoughts and words of American intellectuals such as Frederick Douglass, Robert Moton, and Claude Barnett to the Civil Rights era. The book has huge thematic range, which carefully examines the ... More

Keywords: Haiti, Haitian Revolution, poverty, political instability, violence, black diasporic imagination, transnational history, U.S. African Americans, Haitians, American intellectuals, Civil Rights, Pan Americanism, political growth, stability, cultural relations, cooperation, egalitarianism, nonintervention, nation-states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034720
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034720.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Millery Polyne, author
New York University