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Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement (Early American Places)

Fanning, Sara

Verlag: NYU Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 0814764932 / ISBN 13: 9780814764930
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Titel: Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and ...

Verlag: NYU Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

Einband: Hardcover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "Sara Fanning adds to the rich many-dimensional recent studies of the Haitian Revolution. . . . Fanning has demonstrated the two-sided effect of the revolution in the United States: how on the one hand it challenged the ever-growing new ideologies of white supremacy, and on the other hand inspired Blacks to form a revolutionary Black nationalist ideology of their own. Caribbean Crossing is a welcome addition and demonstrates anew how enslaved Africans and free Blacks imagined the Haitian revolution in their fight against slavery through struggle, emigration, and ideas as they proclaimed their equal status as human beings and their equal duty to humankind."-Maurice Jackson,co-editor of African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documen. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0814764932

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Inhaltsangabe: Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti?s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti?s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of black emigration and colonization. In the 1820s, President Jean-Pierre Boyer helped facilitate a migration of thousands of black Americans to Haiti with promises of ample land, rich commercial prospects, and most importantly, a black state. His ideas struck a chord with both blacks and whites in America. Journalists and black community leaders advertised emigration to Haiti as a way for African Americans to resist discrimination and show the world that the black race could be an equal on the world stage, while antislavery whites sought to support a nation founded by liberated slaves. Black and white businessmen were excited by trade potential, and racist whites viewed Haiti has a way to export the race problem that plagued America.   By the end of the decade, black Americans migration to Haiti began to ebb as emigrants realized that the Caribbean republic wasn?t the black Eden they?d anticipated.  Caribbean Crossing documents the rise and fall of the campaign for black emigration to Haiti, drawing on a variety of archival sources to share the rich voices of the emigrants themselves. Using letters, diary accounts, travelers? reports, newspaper articles, and American, British, and French consulate records, Sara Fanning profiles the emigrants and analyzes the diverse motivations that fueled this unique early moment in both American and Haitian history.

Über den Autor: Sara Fanning is Assistant Professor of History at Texas Women?s University.

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