African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, American Studies, Volume 52, Number 3, , pp. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, — Gainesville: University Press of Florida. This work employs a cultural lens to shed light on the signiicant, inluential, and under- studied relationships between Haitians and U. African Americans from to In particular, he uncovers two competing tenets of Pan Americanism: 1 a vision based in black trans nationalism that promoted racial solidarity and uplift; and 2 one that remained U.
This book historicizes several vantage points to reveal the fulilled and unfulilled promises of Pan Americanism and the implications it held for Haitian political, economic, and cultural development. Chapter 1 offers a nuanced interpretation of Frederick Douglass that places him at the crossroads of U.
Chapter 2 focuses on the Robert R. Moton Education Commission, a goodwill initiative in which U.
The author argues that Barnett championed capitalist de- velopment, such as foreign investment and tourism, as the best way to achieve racial advancement. African American Lavinia Williams. He demonstrates how Duvalier exploited U. Cold War imperatives to meet his interests. This work is remarkable for its original analysis and reevaluation of past events and interpretations. His methodology will surely be mimicked in the future.
His transnational framework sets the bar for narratives that go beyond the singular nation-state and instead note the many ways— political, cultural, social, and economic—that individuals regarded themselves as part of something larger. With this work, the myth of Pan Americanism as a white U.
The tension between Haitian realities and the US imagination nonetheless lingers. The book is a strong addition to hemispheric American Studies.
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From Douglass to Duvalier: U. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, — It asserts bold new methods and conclusions on inter-American relations, Pan Americanism, and U. No one has focused on Haiti the way he has.
Charting the long history of these multiple meanings is the focus of Millery Polyne's rich and critical transnational history of U. African Americans and Haitians. Stretching from the thoughts and words of American intellectuals such as Frederick Douglass, Robert Moton, and Claude Barnett to the Civil Rights era, Polyne's temporal scope is breathtaking.
But just as impressive is the thematic range of the work, which carefully examines the political, economic, and cultural relations between U. From Douglass to Duvalier examines the creative and critical ways U.