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Post-U.S. Occupation Promises
by Chantalle F. Verna, Ph.D.
Here's what you'll learn:
Why, at the end of a 19-year military occupation, some Haitian officials and citizens expressed an interest in continuing ties with Americans
How Haitian politicians and professionals with a cosmopolitan outlook shaped a new era in Haiti-U.S. diplomacy
How Haitian men and women contributed to the spread of internationalism in the Americas and the larger world
How a UNESCO project in Haiti's Marbial Valley epitomizes the enduring interest some Haitians have had in securing a position for Haiti on the global stage, and much more!
"This groundbreaking, deeply researched, and richly rewarding study illuminates how Haitians were key agents of inter-American connection and collaboration during the mid-twentieth century. Chantalle F. Verna rethinks Haiti's relation to the United States at that time by asking complex questions and reaching nuanced insights that seem just as relevant and important with reference to today."
Author of The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti
"Tracing Haitian post-occupation engagement with the United States, Verna rejects a narrow binary interpretation and convincingly demonstrates the importance of a thoroughly informed, nuanced lens in any analysis of Haiti–U.S. relations."
Robert E. Maguire
Professor of Practice, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington Univeristy and Author
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