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African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama

Author: Joshua C Yesnowitz; Charles R Stith; Allison Blakely; Linda M Heywood
Publisher: Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays in this volume use close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly available FBI files to confront much-neglected questions related to race and foreign relations in the United States. Why, for instance, did African Americans profess loyalty and support for
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua C Yesnowitz; Charles R Stith; Allison Blakely; Linda M Heywood
ISBN: 9780252096839 0252096835 9780252038877 0252038878 9780252080418 0252080416
OCLC Number: 995290912
Notes: This volume originated in the conference "African Americans and U.S. Foreign Policy" held at Boston University on October 26-28, 2010.
Description: 1 recurso en línea
Contents: Preface : reflections of a black ambassador / Walter C. Carrington --
Blacks in the U.S. diplomatic and consular services, 1869-1924 / Allison Blakely --
A new Negro foreign policy : the critical vision of Alain Locke and Ralph Bunche / Jeffrey C. Stewart --
Carl Rowan and the dilemma of civil rights, propaganda, and the Cold War / Michael L. Krenn --
Reconstruction's revival : the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention and the roots of black populist diplomacy / Brandi Hughes --
White shame/black agency : race as a weapon in post-World War I diplomacy / Vera Ingrid Grant --
Goodwill ambassadors : African American athletes and U.S. cultural diplomacy, 1947-1969 / Damion Thomas --
The paradox of jazz diplomacy : race and culture in the Cold War / Lisa Davenport --
African American representatives in the United Nations : from Ralph Bunche to Susan Rice / Lorenzo Morris --
Obama, African Americans, and Africans : the double vision / Ibrahim Sundiata --
Epilogue : the impact of African Americans on U.S. foreign policy / Charles R. Stith.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz.

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