The Black Republic [E–pub Download]

The Black Republic

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Ic whose fate they saw as intertwined with their own others expressed concern over Haiti's fitness as a model black republic scrutinizing whether the nation truly reflected the civilized progress of the black race Influenced by the imperialist rhetoric of their day many reflected the civilized progress of the black race Influenced by the imperialist rhetoric of their day many Americans across the political spectrum espoused a politics of racial plift taking responsibility for the improvement of Haitian education politics culture and society They considered Haiti an ncertain experiment In Black Self Governance It Might Succeed And Vindicate The black self governance it might succeed and vindicate the of African Americans demanding their own right to self determination or it might fail and condemn the In The Black Republic Brandon R Byrd explores the ambivalent attitudes that African American leaders in the post Civil War era held toward Haiti the first ambivalent attitudes that African American leaders in the post Civil War era held toward Haiti the first only black republic in the Western Hemisphere Following emancipation African American leaders of all kinds politicians journalists ministers writers educators artists and diplomats identified new and rgent connections with Haiti a nation long nderstood as an example of black self determination They celebrated not only its diplomatic recognition by the United States but also the renewed relevance of the Haitian RevolutionWhile a number of African American leaders defended the sovereignty of a black republ. Lack diasporic population to second status for the foreseeable futurewhen the nited states for the foreseeable futureWhen the United States occupied Haiti in 1915 it created a crisis for E B Du Bois and other black activists and intellectuals who had long grappled with the meaning of Haitian independence The resulting demand for and idea of a *liberated Haiti became a cornerstone of the anticapitalist anticolonial and antiracist radical black internationalism that flourished between *Haiti became a cornerstone of the anticapitalist anticolonial and antiracist radical black internationalism that flourished between War I and World War II Spanning the Reconstruction post Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras The Black Republic recovers a crucial and overlooked chapter of African American internationalism and political thought.