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African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Era of by Linda Heywood,Allison Blakely,Charles Stith,Joshua C.

By Linda Heywood,Allison Blakely,Charles Stith,Joshua C. Yesnowitz

Bookended by way of feedback from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays during this quantity use shut readings of speeches, letters, historic files, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly on hand FBI records to confront much-neglected questions relating to race and overseas family within the usa. Why, for example, did African american citizens profess loyalty and help for the diplomatic tasks of a state that undermined their social, political, and financial overall healthiness via racist guidelines and cultural practices? different contributions discover African american citizens' heritage within the diplomatic and consular companies and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. the quantity concludes with an research of the consequences on race and overseas coverage within the management of Barack Obama.


Groundbreaking and important, African american citizens in U.S. international Policy expands at the scope and issues of contemporary collections to provide the main updated scholarship to scholars in a number disciplines, together with U.S. and African American heritage, Africana reviews, political technological know-how, and American studies.

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