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Caribbean Crossing
Caribbean Crossing
African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement
By Sara Fanning

From The NYU Press
"Sara Fanning adds to the rich many-dimensional recent studies of the Haitian Revolution. . . . Fanning has demonstrated the two-sided effect of the revolution in the United States: how on the one hand it challenged the ever-growing new ideologies of white supremacy, and on the other hand inspired Blacks to form a revolutionary Black nationalist ideology of their own. Caribbean Crossing is a welcome addition and demonstrates anew how enslaved Africans and free Blacks imagined the Haitian revolution in their fight against slavery through struggle, emigration, and ideas as they proclaimed their equal status as human beings and their equal duty to humankind."—Maurice Jackson, co-editor of African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents  More >>

Early American Places Featured Title
Sounds American
Sounds American
National Identity and the Music Cultures of the Lower Mississippi River Valley, 1800-1860
By Ann Ostendorf

From The University of Georgia Press

Sounds American provides new perspectives on the relationship between nationalism and cultural production by examining how Americans grappled with musical diversity in the early national and antebellum eras.

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