Haiti and the U.S. : African American emigration and the recognition debate

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dc.contributor.advisor Sidbury , James en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 243468556 en_US
dc.creator Fanning , Sara Connors , 1973 - en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008 -08 -29T00 :16 :03Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :35 :35Z
dc.date.available 2008 -08 -29T00 :16 :03Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :35 :35Z
dc.date.created 2008 -05 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 -08 -29T00 :16 :03Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /3874
dc.description.abstract My 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.medium electronic en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Copyright © 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.lcsh Free African Americans - -Haiti - -History - -19th century en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Haiti - -Emigration and immigration - -History - -19th century en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Haiti - -Foreign relations - -United States - -History - -19th century en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Haiti - -History - -19th century en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States - -Foreign relations - -Haiti - -History - -19th century en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States - -Emigration and immigration - -History - -19th century en_US
dc.title Haiti and the U .S . : African American emigration and the recognition debate en_US
dc.title.alternative African American emigration and the recognition debate
dc.description.department History en_US
dc.identifier.recnum b7066044x en_US
dc.type.genre Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
thesis.degree.discipline History en_US
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas at Austin en_US
thesis.degree.department History en_US


Haiti and the U.S. : African American emigration and the recognition debate. Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /3874 .

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