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The Resource Caribbean crossing : African Americans and the Haitian emigration movement, Sara Fanning

Caribbean crossing : African Americans and the Haitian emigration movement, Sara Fanning

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Caribbean crossing : African Americans and the Haitian emigration movement
Title
Caribbean crossing
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African Americans and the Haitian emigration movement
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Sara Fanning
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Fanning, Sara
Dewey number
305.896/07307294
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.18
LC item number
.F36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Immigrants
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • International relations
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Haiti
  • United States
  • Haiti
  • United States
  • Haiti
  • United States
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Caribbean crossing : African Americans and the Haitian emigration movement, Sara Fanning
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876883016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780814764930
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014005817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883016
Label
Caribbean crossing : African Americans and the Haitian emigration movement, Sara Fanning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876883016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9780814764930
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014005817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883016
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