The Resource African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama, edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz

African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama, edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz

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African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama
Title
African Americans in U.S. foreign policy
Title remainder
from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz
Title variation
African Americans in United States foreign policy
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 the diplomatic initiatives of a nation that undermined their social, political, and economic well-being through racist policies and cultural practices? Other contributions explore African Americans' history in the diplomatic and consular services and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. The volume concludes with an analysis of the effects on race and foreign policy in the administration of Barack Obama. Groundbreaking and critical, African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy expands on the scope and themes of recent collections to offer the most up-to-date scholarship to students in a range of disciplines, including U.S. and African American history, Africana studies, political science, and American studies"--
  • "Bookended by remarks from two African American diplomats, Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, this volume incorporates the perspectives of scholars and practitioners of U.S. foreign policy on questions of race and foreign relations. Contributors begin with the late 1800s, examining both the roles of formally appointed African American diplomats and the broader early roles of African American religious, military, and educational institutions in foreign policy. Together, the essays confront several tensions within the field, including the paradox of loyalty, or why African Americans would profess loyalty and support the diplomatic initiatives of a nation which persisted in undermining their social, political, and economic well being through racist policies and cultural practices. Most essays depend on close readings of primary source materials including speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly available FBI files. Other essays address the less formal but no less influential roles of African American cultural ambassadors, such as Joe Louis, Louis Armstrong, and hip hop artists. The volume concludes with analysis of the effects on race and foreign policy of President Barack Obama, who was both a beacon of hope and a disappointment to observers of U.S. foreign policy both stateside and abroad"--
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DLC
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E 744 .A295 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heywood, Linda M.
  • Blakely, Allison
  • Stith, Charles R.
  • Yesnowitz, Joshua C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama, edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz
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Publication
Note
This volume originated in the conference "African Americans and U.S. Foreign Policy" held at Boston University on October 26-28, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780252038877
Lccn
2014023259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877844570
  • (OCoLC)ocn877844570
Label
African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama, edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz
Publication
Note
This volume originated in the conference "African Americans and U.S. Foreign Policy" held at Boston University on October 26-28, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780252038877
Lccn
2014023259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877844570
  • (OCoLC)ocn877844570

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