“The Moody Republic and the Men in Her Life”

Millery Polyné

in From Douglass to Duvalier

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034720
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039534 | DOI:
“The Moody Republic and the Men in Her Life”

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This chapter highlights the decline in U.S. African American and Haitian relations in response to the authoritarianism of François Duvalier's dictatorship. This nadir demonstrated competing articulations of Pan Americanism by the U.S. African Americans, Haitian exiles and Duvalier supporters. Around the mid-twentieth century, U.S. blacks tended to concentrate their political efforts on more local and promising events such as the emergence of African anti-colonial and independence movements in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the budding civil rights movement in the U.S. South.

Keywords: decline; Haitian relations; authoritarianism; Francois Duvalier; dictatorship; Haitian exiles; anti-colonial; independence movements; civil rights

Chapter.  10881 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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