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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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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Preface: Reflections of a Black Ambassador
  2. Walter C. Carrington
  3. pp. ix-xxi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I. Early African American Diplomatic Appointments: Contributions and Constraints
  1. 1. Blacks in the U.S. Diplomatic and Consular Services, 1869–1924
  2. Allison Blakely
  3. pp. 13-29
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  1. 2. A New Negro Foreign Policy: The Critical Vision of Alain Locke and Ralph Bunche
  2. Jeffrey C. Stewart
  3. pp. 30-57
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  1. 3. Carl Rowan and the Dilemma of Civil Rights, Propaganda, and the Cold War
  2. Michael L. Krenn
  3. pp. 58-80
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  1. Part II African American Participation in Foreign Affairs through Civil Society: Religious, Milita
  1. 4. Reconstruction’s Revival: The Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention and the
  2. Brandi Hughes
  3. pp. 83-108
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  1. 5. White Shame/Black Agency: Race as a Weapon in Post–World War I Diplomacy
  2. Vera Ingrid Grant
  3. pp. 109-128
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  1. 6. Goodwill Ambassadors: African American Athletes and U.S. Cultural Diplomacy, 1947–1968
  2. Damion Thomas
  3. pp. 129-139
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  1. 7. The Paradox of Jazz Diplomacy: Race and Culture in the Cold War
  2. Lisa Davenport
  3. pp. 140-174
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  1. Part III. The Advent of the Age of Obama: African Americans and the Making of American Foreign
  1. 8. African American Representatives in the United Nations: From Ralph Bunche to Susan Rice
  2. Lorenzo Morris
  3. pp. 177-199
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  1. 9. Obama, African Americans, and Africans: The Double Vision
  2. Ibrahim Sundiata
  3. pp. 200-212
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  1. Epilogue: The Impact of African Americans on U.S. Foreign Policy
  2. Charles R. Stith
  3. pp. 213-224
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-242
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252096839
Related ISBN
9780252038877
MARC Record
OCLC
900194277
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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