Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries. In the years following the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), Haitian politicians and professionals with a cosmopolitan outlook shaped a new era in Haiti-U.S. diplomacy. Their efforts, Verna shows, helped favorable ideas about the United States, once held by a small segment of Haitian society, circulate more widely. In this way, Haitians contributed to and capitalized upon the spread of internationalism in the Americas and the larger world.
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About the Author
CHANTALLE F. VERNA is an associate professor of history and international relations at Florida International University in Miami. She is a coeditor of the forthcoming book, The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, and Politics.
Table of Contents
Note on Terminology and Language
Chapter 1. The Promise and Peril of Foreign Ties, 1791–1915
Chapter 2. “With the Spirit of Friendship”: U.S. Occupation, Indigenisme, and Haitian Nationalism, 1915–1934
Chapter 3. Pan-Americanism in Port-au-Prince: Historical Memories and Urban Activities, 1934–1945
Chapter 4. La Nouvelle Cooperation:Cultivating Knowledge through Haiti-U.S. Ties, 1936–1948
Chapter 5. “Viva UNESCO”: A Subtle Embedding of the United States in Haiti, 1948–1953
Epilogue: Enduring Promises
Note on Sources