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dc.creatorFanning, Saraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-29T00:16:03Z
dc.date.available2008-08-29T00:16:03Z
dc.date.created2008-05en_US
dc.date.issued2008-08-29T00:16:03Z
dc.identifierb7066044xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/3874
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation examines the cultural, political, and economic relationship between Haiti and the United States in the early nineteenth century--a key period in the development of both young nations. Most scholarship on this relationship has revolved around either the Haitian Revolution or later periods, from the mid-nineteenth century onward. Through trade, migration, and politics, the two countries had a more substantial role in one another's formative years than the literature currently suggests. Haitian leaders actively sought to attract African Americans to the island and believed they were crucial to improving Haiti's economic and political standing. African Americans became essential players in determining the nature of Haiti and U.S. relations, and the migration of thousands to Haiti in the 1820s proved to be the apogee of the two countries' interconnectedness. Drawing on a variety of materials, including emigrant letters, diary accounts, travelers' reports, newspaper editorials, the National Archives' Passenger Lists, Haitian government proclamations, Haitian newspapers, and American, British, and French consulate records, I analyze the diverse political and social motivations that fueled African American emigration. The project links Haitian nation building and Haitian struggles for recognition to American abolitionism and commercial development.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFree African Americans--Haiti--History--19th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshHaiti--Emigration and immigration--History--19th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshHaiti--Foreign relations--United States--History--19th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshHaiti--History--19th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States--Foreign relations--Haiti--History--19th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States--Emigration and immigration--History--19th centuryen_US
dc.titleHaiti and the U.S. : African American emigration and the recognition debateen_US
dc.title.alternativeAfrican American emigration and the recognition debate
dc.description.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.identifier.oclc243468556en_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US


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