Caribbean Crossing

Caribbean Crossing
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780814770870
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti’s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti’s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of black emigration and colonization. In the 1820s, President Jean-Pierre Boyer helped facilitate a migration of thousands of black Americans to Haiti with promises of ample land, rich commercial prospects, and most importantly, a black state. His ideas struck a chord with both blacks and whites in America. Journalists and black community leaders advertised emigration to Haiti as a way for African Americans to resist discrimination and show the world that the black race could be an equal on the world stage, while antislavery whites sought to support a nation founded by liberated slaves. Black and white businessmen were excited by trade potential, and racist whites viewed Haiti has a way to export the race problem that plagued America. By the end of the decade, black Americans migration to Haiti began to ebb as emigrants realized that the Caribbean republic wasn’t the black Eden they’d anticipated. Caribbean Crossing documents the rise and fall of the campaign for black emigration to Haiti, drawing on a variety of archival sources to share the rich voices of the emigrants themselves. Using letters, diary accounts, travelers’ reports, newspaper articles, and American, British, and French consulate records, Sara Fanning profiles the emigrants and analyzes the diverse motivations that fueled this unique early moment in both American and Haitian history.

Caribbean Crossing
  • Author : Sara Fanning
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-02

Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti’s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti’s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of

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After the Crossing
  • Author : Howard Johnson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Crossing Water
  • Author : Tony Kellman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992

Gathers poems by thirty-seven contemporary Caribbean writers

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Crossing Points
  • Author : Mike Royston
  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Release Date : 1999

Pupils are encouraged to explore the texts, appreciate different cultures and develop appropriate creative responses, using the accompanying activities. Pupils are given a focus for their reading and help to understand the cultures using the background information provided. Motivation and interest are increased as the book includes attractive designs and

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Caribbean Crossing
  • Author : Sara Fanning
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-02

Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti’s leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti’s first leaders looked especially hard at the United States, which had a sizeable free black population that included vocal champions of

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New Crossings
  • Author : Anthea Morrison
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25

This interdisciplinary study focuses on recent migrant literature by five outstanding authors from the anglophone, francophone and hispanophone Caribbean: Maryse Condé, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Curdella Forbes and Caryl Phillips. Anthea Morrison offers a unique focus on Caribbean migration from a diverse corpus of texts. The analysis emphasizes the

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Crossing the Line
  • Author : Candace Ward
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-17

Crossing the Line examines a group of early nineteenth-century novels by white creoles, writers whose identities and perspectives were shaped by their experiences in Britain’s Caribbean colonies. Colonial subjects residing in the West Indian colonies "beyond the line," these writers were perceived by their metropolitan contemporaries as far removed—

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In a Sea of Empires
  • Author : Jeppe Mulich
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30

A history of imperial competition, colonial cooperation, and revolutionary currents in the maritime borderlands of the early nineteenth-century Caribbean.

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Empire s Crossroads  The Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day
  • Author : Carrie Gibson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan Adult
  • Release Date : 2015-03-26

A brilliant new history of the CaribbeanIn Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result

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Caribbean Imperative
  • Author : Christina Bahadoor-Hosein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004

Read online Caribbean Imperative written by Christina Bahadoor-Hosein, published by which was released on 2004. Download full Caribbean Imperative Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Caribbean Jewish Crossings
  • Author : Sarah Phillips Casteel,Heidi Kaufman
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19

Caribbean Jewish Crossings is the first essay collection to consider the Caribbean's relationship to Jewishness through a literary lens. Although Caribbean novelists and poets regularly incorporate Jewish motifs in their work, scholars have neglected this strain in studies of Caribbean literature. The book takes a pan-Caribbean approach, with chapters addressing

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Caribbean Religious History
  • Author : Ennis B. Edmonds,Michelle A. Gonzalez
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01

The colonial history of the Caribbean created a context in which many religions, from indigenous to African-based to Christian, intermingled with one another, creating a rich diversity of religious life. Caribbean Religious History offers the first comprehensive religious history of the region. Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez begin

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Caribbean Passagemaking
  • Author : Les Weatheritt
  • Publisher : Sheridan House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01

"An entertaining guidebook for sailing the usually benign but changeable Caribbean Sea--you must learn to sail with the grain of wind, weather, current, and climate"--

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The Survivors of the Crossing
  • Author : Austin Clarke
  • Publisher : Peepal Tree PressLtd
  • Release Date : 2011

In 1961 Barbados a canecutter longing for a better life decides to take a stand against the colonial state but is undermined by his naivety, ignorance and misogyny.

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In a Sea of Empires
  • Author : Jeppe Mulich
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020

"At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Caribbean was rife with revolutionary fervor and political turmoil. Yet, with such upheaval came unparalleled opportunities. In this innovative and richly detailed study, Jeppe Mulich explores the interconnected nature of imperial politics and colonial law in the maritime borderlands of the Leeward

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