Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism 1915-1940 - Gender and American Culture (Hardback)
  • Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism 1915-1940 - Gender and American Culture (Hardback)
zoom

Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism 1915-1940 - Gender and American Culture (Hardback)

(author)
£66.95
Hardback Published: 30/06/2001
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The US invasion of Haiti in July 1915 marked the start of a military occupation that would last 19 years - and that fed an American fascination with Haiti that would flourish even longer. Exploring the cultural dimensions of the US contact with Haiti during the occupation and its aftermath, the author shows that what Americans thought and wrote about Haiti during those years contributed in crucial and unexpected ways to an emerging culture of US imperialism. At the start of this emerging culture, Renda argues, was American paternalism, which saw Haitians as wards of the United States. She explores the ways in which diverse Americans - including activists, intellectuals, artists, missionaries, marines and politicians - responded to paternalist constructs, shaping new versions of American culture along the way. Her analysis draws on a rich record of US discourses on Haiti, including the writings of: policy-makers; the diaries, letters, songs and memoirs of marines stationed in Haiti; and works by such writers as Eugene O'Neill, James Weldon Johnson, Langson Huges and Zora Neale Hurston.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807826287
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 33 mm

You may also be interested in...

1776
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Lost City of the Incas
Added to basket
The Great Crash 1929
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
American Caesars
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Conquistadors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
Hard Choices
Added to basket
The American West
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
The Glorious Cause
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.