African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama
- edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz.
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- Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press, 2015.
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- 1 online resource
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface : reflections of a black ambassador / Walter C. Carrington
- Blacks in the U.S. diplomatic and consular services, 1869-1924 / Allison Blakely
- A new Negro foreign policy : the critical vision of Alain Locke and Ralph Bunche / Jeffrey C. Stewart
- Carl Rowan and the dilemma of civil rights, propaganda, and the Cold War / Michael L. Krenn
- Reconstruction's revival : the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention and the roots of black populist diplomacy / Brandi Hughes
- White shame/black agency : race as a weapon in post-World War I diplomacy / Vera Ingrid Grant
- Goodwill ambassadors : African American athletes and U.S. cultural diplomacy, 1947-1969 / Damion Thomas
- The paradox of jazz diplomacy : race and culture in the Cold War / Lisa Davenport
- African American representatives in the United Nations : from Ralph Bunche to Susan Rice / Lorenzo Morris
- Obama, African Americans, and Africans : the double vision / Ibrahim Sundiata
- Epilogue : the impact of African Americans on U.S. foreign policy / Charles R. Stith.
Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays in this volume use close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly available FBI files to confront much-neglected questions related to race and foreign relations in the United States. Why, for instance, did African Americans profess loyalty and support for the diplomatic initiatives of a nation that undermined their social, political, and economic well-being through racist policies and cultural practices? Other contributions explore African Americans' history in the diplomatic and consular services and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. The volume concludes with an analysis of the effects on race and foreign policy in the administration of Barack Obama. Groundbreaking and critical, African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy expands on the scope and themes of recent collections to offer the most up-to-date scholarship to students in a range of disciplines, including U.S. and African American history, Africana studies, political science, and American studies.
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- United States > Foreign relations > 20th century > Citizen participation.
- United States > Foreign relations > 20th century > Social aspects.
- African Americans > Politics and government > 20th century.
- United States > Race relations > Political aspects.
- Racism > Political aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
- African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Ethnic Studies > African American Studies.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > International Relations > Diplomacy.
- HISTORY > United States > General.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Political Freedom & Security > Civil Rights.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Political Freedom & Security > Human Rights.
- African Americans > Civil rights.
- African Americans > Politics and government.
- Race relations > Political aspects.
- Racism > Political aspects.
- United States.
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- This volume originated in the conference "African Americans and U.S. Foreign Policy" held at Boston University on October 26-28, 2010.
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