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Caribbean crossing : African Americans and the Haitian emigration movement

Author: Sara Fanning
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2015.
Series: Early American places
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Fanning
ISBN: 9780814764930 0814764932 9780814760086 0814760082
OCLC Number: 911212671
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (186 Seiten).
Contents: Contents Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 1 Migration to Haiti in the Context of Other Contemporary Migrations 17 2 Haiti's Founding Fathers 25 3 Boyer's Recognition Project 41 4 The Marketing of Haiti 59 5 Push and Pull in Haitian Emigration 77 6 Haitian Realities and the Emigrants' Return 99 Conclusion 119 Notes 125 Index 159 About the Author 169
Series Title: Early American places
Responsibility: Sara Fanning.

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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. This book documents the  Read more...

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This period of Haitian history is notoriously difficult to study due to the scarcity of primary sources, but Fanning skillfully uses American newspaper publications for evidence of the motives, Read more...

 
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