The Resource Haiti and the uses of America : post-U.S. occupation promises, Chantalle F. Verna

Haiti and the uses of America : post-U.S. occupation promises, Chantalle F. Verna

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Haiti and the uses of America : post-U.S. occupation promises
Title
Haiti and the uses of America
Title remainder
post-U.S. occupation promises
Statement of responsibility
Chantalle F. Verna
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries. In the years following the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), Haitian politicians and professionals with a cosmopolitan outlook shaped a new era in Haiti-U.S. diplomacy. Their efforts, Verna shows, helped favorable ideas about the United States, once held by a small segment of Haitian society, circulate more widely. In this way, Haitians contributed to and capitalized upon the spread of internationalism in the Americas and the larger world"--
  • "The dominant narrative about US-Haitian relations is that US power relative to Haiti has always been imbalanced in favor of the US, and has negatively impacted Haitian society in numerous ways. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle Verna challenges this tendency to view Haiti as always a victim, and she argues that Haitians have been central players whose histories have not only been shaped by inter-American and international affairs, but who have also played a role in shaping those affairs. In the years following the US occupation of Haiti (which lasted from 1915-1934), the Haitian elite struggled to define the relationship Haiti would have with the United States moving forward. Working with archival records, oral histories, and public and private records, Verna shows that these two decades following the US occupation but before the Duvalier dictatorship were a time of transition between eras, and that the Haitian elite then had a cosmopolitan outlook that helped shape the future role of American involvement in Haitian affairs. Rather than banning all foreign ties with the Americans, the Haitian leaders instead encouraged cooperation between the nations, especially at first on a cultural front, but extending to diplomatic issues as well, to re-introduce the two nations to one another as contemporaries, opening themselves to collaboration on projects of shared interest. Haiti and the Uses of America demonstrates that favorable ideas about what role the US could play in Haiti shifted from existing on the margins of Haitian society to circulating more centrally among Haiti's educated urban elite"--
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1974-
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Verna, Chantalle F.
Dewey number
327.7307294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E 183.8 .H2 V47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Haiti
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Haiti
  • United States
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Haiti and the uses of America : post-U.S. occupation promises, Chantalle F. Verna
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Publication
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
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface Acknowledgments Note on Terminology and Language Abbreviations -- Introduction Chapter 1. The Promise and Peril of Foreign Ties, 1791-1915 Chapter 2. "With the Spirit of Friendship": U.S. Occupation, Indigenisme, and Haitian Nationalism, 1915-1934 Chapter 3. Pan-Americanism in Port-au-Prince: Historical Memories and Urban Activities, 1934-1945 Chapter 4. La Nouvelle Cooperation:Cultivating Knowledge through Haiti-U.S. Ties, 1936-1948 Chapter 5. "Viva UNESCO": A Subtle Embedding of the United States in Haiti, 1948-1953 Epilogue: Enduring Promises -- Notes Note on Sources BibliographyIndex
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780813585161
Lccn
2016025801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959034487
  • (OCoLC)ocn959034487
Label
Haiti and the uses of America : post-U.S. occupation promises, Chantalle F. Verna
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
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface Acknowledgments Note on Terminology and Language Abbreviations -- Introduction Chapter 1. The Promise and Peril of Foreign Ties, 1791-1915 Chapter 2. "With the Spirit of Friendship": U.S. Occupation, Indigenisme, and Haitian Nationalism, 1915-1934 Chapter 3. Pan-Americanism in Port-au-Prince: Historical Memories and Urban Activities, 1934-1945 Chapter 4. La Nouvelle Cooperation:Cultivating Knowledge through Haiti-U.S. Ties, 1936-1948 Chapter 5. "Viva UNESCO": A Subtle Embedding of the United States in Haiti, 1948-1953 Epilogue: Enduring Promises -- Notes Note on Sources BibliographyIndex
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780813585161
Lccn
2016025801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959034487
  • (OCoLC)ocn959034487

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