"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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About the Author
CHANTALLE F. VERNA, Ph.D. is a heart-centered connector. As a scholar, entrepreneur and citizen of the world, she is committed to spreading the word about the people, ideas, and resources that she has come to know.
She carries out this life mission as an associate professor of history and international relations at Florida International University, as the founder and owner of a company called Namaste Networks, and by moving about this earth as consciously as she can.
You can learn more by checking out her first book: Haiti and the Uses of America: Post-U.S. Occupation Promises (Rutgers University Press, 2017) and staying tuned for her first co-edited volume The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, and Politics (Duke University Press, forthcoming).