African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of by Linda Heywood,Allison Blakely,Charles Stith,Joshua C.

By Linda Heywood,Allison Blakely,Charles Stith,Joshua C. Yesnowitz

Bookended by way of feedback from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays during this quantity use shut readings of speeches, letters, historic data, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly on hand FBI records to confront much-neglected questions on the topic of race and international family members within the usa. Why, for example, did African americans profess loyalty and help for the diplomatic projects of a country that undermined their social, political, and fiscal health via racist regulations and cultural practices? different contributions discover African americans' historical past within the diplomatic and consular providers and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. the quantity concludes with an research of the consequences on race and overseas coverage within the management of Barack Obama.


Groundbreaking and important, African americans in U.S. overseas Policy expands at the scope and topics of contemporary collections to supply the main up to date scholarship to scholars in more than a few disciplines, together with U.S. and African American historical past, Africana reviews, political technology, and American studies.

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